"Prefix Verbs Explained"

In this section we look at the prefix verbs one at a time.



This archive is under construction at the moment (February 2019).So it might be a bit buggy here and there. But I am working on it.

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A fun look at "angehen" how (or if) its various meanings connect. Also: how to say "That's none of your business." and the super useful phrasing "was... angeht"

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angehen

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A fun, detailed look at the super useful meanings of "ankommen" and what arriving has to do with depending and Germans say "It depends".

Vocabulary:

ankommen, ankommen auf, die Ankunft

ankommen

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A fun look at the meanings of "annehmen" and what assumptions have to do with accepting and comfort.

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annehmen

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aufheben

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aufwachen

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We all know, German is full of exceptions. Today, we'll look the German word for it and learn about the prefix verb it comes from.

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die Ausnahme, ausnehmen, rausnehmen, ausnahmsweise, ausgenommen

Ausnahme, die

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A good "Ausrede" is what you need if you haven't done your homework. Today, we'll learn what it is, how it's different to Entschuldigung and some more good stuff :)

Vocabulary:

die Ausrede, die Entschuldigung, (sich) entschuldigen, ausreden (lassen), sich rausreden

Ausrede, die

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A quick look at the meaning of "ausschlafen" and its brothers "verschlafen" and "einschlafen". Also: some grammar... yawn!

Vocabulary:

ausschlafen, verschlafen, einschlafen

ausschlafen

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aussehen

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A fun look at "brauchen" (to need), its prefix versions and how to use (or not use) "brauchen" with verbs. Also: some really cool relations to English and other languages.

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brauchen, verbrauchen, der Brauch, der Bedarf, Gebrauchsanweisung

brauchen

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bringen and its prefixes

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die Stimme

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einfallen

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German abgehen

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German abheben

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"abhängen" is one German translation for "to depend". Today, we'll learn why it means that and how it connects to relaxing and taking down laundry.

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German abhängen

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German absehen

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German anlegen

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"anmachen" is one of the most common and most versatile prefix verbs. Today, we'll explore the various meanings and see what connects them all. Also: ranmachen.

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German anmachen

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A quick look at the five (5!!) completely different meanings of "anstellen" and how they all connect. Definitely one of the craziest German prefix verbs.

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German anstellen

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German auffallen

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So stuff opening up and (certain stuff) rising. Those are the two bread and butter meanings of aufgehen. But there are a few others that are also good to know. In combination with plans or tactics, aufgehen can express the idea of working out.

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German aufgehen

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German aufhalten

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A fun look at the meanings of "auflegen" and what dj-ing has to do with making phone calls and newspapers.

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German auflegen

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German aufnehmen

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German ausfallen

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German ausgeben

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A fun look at the various meanings of "ausgehen" and what party night has to do with assumptions. Also: what's up with "rausgehen".

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German ausgehen

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Aushalten (stand, bear, deal, tolerate, put up with) is where all the huge amorphous multidimensional meaning clouds intersect.

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German aushalten

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German auskommen

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What's the meaning(s) of "auslegen"? Does it mean "to lay out"? And what is the difference to "rauslegen"? All this and more in this epic episode...

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German auslegen

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German ausmachen

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A quick look at "ausstellen" and its two very different meanings. Also: the difference you never knew existed - rausstellen vs herausstellen

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German ausstellen

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Eingehen - to shrink, arrive, agree, wither - it’s all over the place. Eingehen is also used for being unchallenged/bored or to go in on some sort of deal.

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German eingehen

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A quick look at the meaning of "das Einkommen" and why the verb "einkommen" absolutely doesn't mean "to come in" (and what does) :)

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das Einkommen, reinkommen

German Einkommen

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German einlegen

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German einstellen

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An enlightening look at the German non-separable verb prefix "be-". We'll find out how it modifies a verb and talk about the most common be-verbs.

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German Prefixes Explained be

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In this episode, we'll learn about the ideas of the German prefix "um-" and go over the most important prefix verbs together.

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umgehen, umfahren, umstellen, umfallen, umziehen, umschreiben

German Prefixes Explained um

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German Prefixes Explained ver

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German Prefixes Explained ver part 2

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German Prefixes Explained zer

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German unterstellen

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German vorschlagen

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German zufallen

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A fun look a the various meanings of "übergehen", the difference between the separable and not separable version and the words "rübergehen" and "drübergehen".

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German übergehen

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kriegen

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A fun look at the meaning of "lenken", the difference to "steuern" and how that relates to the German word for "to distract".

Vocabulary:

lenken, der Lenker, ablenken, das Gelenk, das Lenkrad

lenken

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A quick look at "lesen", the German word for "to read", and its various prefix versions. Also: some really fascinating connections to English and quality food.

Vocabulary:

lesen, vorlesen, die Vorlesung, durchlesen, nachlesen, verlesen

lesen

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liegen

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A thorough look at the meaning of "nach" and how to use it in sense of time and location. And a solid overview over the most common prefix verbs with "nach" :)

Vocabulary:

nach, nachmachen, nachlaufen, nachlassen, nachgehen, nach

nach

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Prefix Special haben

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A quick look at "angeben" and how bragging is connected to bureaucracy, hearsay. And tennis.

Vocabulary:

angeben, die Angabe(n), angeblich, der Angeber

Prefix Verb Explained angeben

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A quick look at "aufmachen" and why it doesn't only mean "to open". Also: a look at the secret behind the r-verion and the super useful "raufmachen".

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Prefix Verb Explained aufmachen

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We'll learn about "raten" and why it is guessing and giving advice at the same time. Also: lots of really useful prefix versions and other nice words.

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raten, der Rat, beraten, verraten, erraten, das Rätsel

raten

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"Raum" is the German brother of "room" and the nouns and verbs based on it fill up a big room. Today, we'll go in and tidy up a the chaos :)

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der Raum, Raum-, das Zimmer, räumen, aufräumen, umräumen

Raum, der

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A thorough look at the meaning and grammar of "reichen" and what "handing" has to do with "being enough" and "areas".

Vocabulary:

reichen, ausreichen, erreichen, der Bereich, hinreichend, ausreichend

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sorgen prefixed

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A thrilling look at the meanings of ‘die Spannung’ its many related verbs and the low down on how to say ‘relaxed’ and ‘excited’ in German.Also: surprise relations to English.

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die Spannung, gespannt, spannend, die Anspannung, entspannen

Spannung, die

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suchen prefixed

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A Taste is a key. Boring. But that's not all. Also on the menu: have a riveting look at the family, stunning relations to English and lots of new cool verbs.

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die Taste, die Tastatur, abtasten, tasten, anfassen, berühren

Taste, die

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Teil 2 teilen

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A fun look at the various meanings of "anstehen" and what waiting in line has to do with manners and letters on a board.

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The meaning(s) of the Prefix Verb anstehen

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A fun look at "aufhören" . We'll learn when to use it, what the difference is to "anhalten", and why the heck it means "to stop". And it actually makes sense...

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The meaning and use of aufhören

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untergehen

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versprechen

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A quick look at the meaning of "vorgehen" and why it has the three meanings it has.

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vorgehen, der Vorgang, das Vorgehen, hervorgehen aus

vorgehen

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warten prefixed

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ziehen

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zunehmen

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A fun look at the meaning of the super common German word "überlegen" and how to use it. With loads of every day examples.

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überlegen