Advent Calendar 3 – “Prefix To Go”

Written By: Emanuel Updated: February 22, 2020

Prefix to Go

Hallo Leute,

day three of our epic Advent Calendar, today it’s time for you to get active. Because we’ll do a little exercise. Hmmm… or is it a test? I don’t know.
Anyway, we’ll be dealing with a very specific, clear cut, rather small aspect of the German language called: irony...uh…  I mean

Prefix Verbs

Specifically, we will check how well you know the different prefix versions of one particular verb.
Here’s what we’ll do:

I’ll give you ten little sentences in English that you have to translate to German.
And the main point is that you’ll always need a prefix version of the verb gehen.
So ausgehen, aufgehen, rausgehen, eingehen and so on.

If a sentence is too difficult to translate, don’t worry. What really matters is that you find the proper prefix verb :)
The solutions are as always in the audio, or you can just mark the yellow text to see them.
I know… it’s not the most comfortable way to do it, but my more advanced exercise template is kind of a pain in the butt to set up :).
Anyway… viel Spaß.
Oh, I’ll put a list of the prefix versions under the workout, but please try by yourself first.

  1. The fridge won’t open.
    Der Kühlschrank geht nicht auf.

  2. The sun went up.
    Die Sonne ist aufgegangen.

  3. I assume, you want a beer as well.
    Ich gehe davon aus, dass du auch ein Bier willst.

  4. That doesn’t concern you (is none of your business).
    Das geht dich nichts an.

  5. I won’t want to go out in this weather.
    Ich will bei diesem Wetter nicht rausgehen.


  6. The sun sets in the west.
    Die Sonne geht im Westen unter.

  7. My phone won’t come on.
    Mein Telefon geht nicht an.

  8. Do these pants shrink due to Christmas?
    Geht diese Hose von Weihnachten ein?

  9. Hey yo, what’s going on? (slang, greeting)
    Hey, was geht ab?

  10. Let’s go inside.
    Lass uns reingehen.

Verbs used (some are used twice with different meanings):

reingehen, abgehen, eingehen, angehen, untergehen, 
rausgehen, ausgehen von, aufgehen

And, how was it?
Let me know in the comments how many you got right and if you liked this exercise :).
And of course, if you have any questions, let me know as well.
Have a great day and bis morgen.

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