Prefix Advent Calendar – 12


I bet most of you are busy with Christmas shopping so today’s word is super uber simple. 



Kratzen alone just describes the act of scratching (or itching) and it can be incredibly positive. Zerkratzen is not ever positive. It’s about the negative result, the destruction you can you can do with scratching.

  • Irgendjemand hat den Benz von Thomas’ Vater zerkratzt.
  • Someone scratched the Mercedes of Thomas’ dad.
  • Die Katze zerkratzt mir den Arm.
  • The cat claws my arm.
  • Die DVD ist total zerkratzt.
  • The DVD is full of scratches.