Advent Calendar 2 – Prefix To Fall

 

Prefix To Fall

Hello everyone,

and welcome to day 2 of the epic German Advent Calendar 2020, the year known for its 2020-ness.
And we’ll do a proper start with one of our traditions in the Advent Calendar – a nice little prefix verb quiz. This time about the verb

fallen

Hooray.
Those of you, who’ve been here last year will already know it –  we’ll take one German base verb, and your task is to match its various prefix versions to their translations.
But this time, I have included some nouns as well :).

I’ve chosen the drag-format. So you can just drag the translation into the empty field next to the verb.
Oh and as usual, I tried to make it a bit tricky, so don’t be frustrated with yourself (or me) if you don’t do that well. The idea is that you have fun, not that you get perfect score.

So, I’d say… viel Spaß :).

And … ow’d you you?. Was it too hard? Or too easy? And do you have questions about any of the words?
Oh and also… last year we had some issues on mobile with dragging and scrolling at the same time. Was that okay this time or was it still too big?
Let me know in the comments, have a great day and I’ll see you tomorrow.

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api
api
1 year ago

yey I got 10/10!

Dominik
Dominik
1 year ago

8/10! Not bad considering I was pretty much just guessing in the first part, that’s where the two mistakes come from, but aced the second part. I must admit, it was kinda intuitive. Oh and everything functions perfectly ;)

Jake
Jake
1 year ago

I can never keep umfallen and hinfallen straight. Which one makes more sense for a person, and which makes more sense for a tree?

Amerikanerin
Amerikanerin
1 year ago

Kein Problem zu „schleppen und fallen zu lassen“.

Dezember ist der beste Monat, seitdem ich den German is Easy Adventkalender gefunden habe!

Randall
Randall
1 year ago

Well, I didn’t know any of these words except the verb fallen because it sounds like fall. I worked on it for an hour and learned 5 new verbs and 5 nouns. Yeah!!! I wrote a sentence for each which also helped me. I loved the challenge :)

Kika
Kika
1 year ago

This is wonderful. To me, German verbs are all about ein, ver, über. auf, aus, um, er, etc and the structure and meanings amaze me. So this is great to clear my mind.
On my smartphone dragging is a bit difficult as the screen space is limited but I managed. Thank you!

Derek
Derek
1 year ago

technical stuff
[spoiler title=”had no problems dragging, thanks for putting this together, I have so much to learn!”]
[/spoiler]

Derek
Derek
1 year ago

it was great!

Jen1
Jen1
1 year ago

Sehr Spaß! Vielen Dank.

Gabriele
Gabriele
1 year ago

Wow. I‘m a native German speaker. SoI had no problems completing it. But sometimes I am amazed how difficult German grammar can be. Chapeau to you German students.

nimu
nimu
1 year ago

The drag and drop is great! newbie here so its my first time doing the advent calendar quizzes. I had some lucky guesses but one thing i was sure about was the Durchfall :) dont know why…

Margie
Margie
1 year ago

Worked beautifully! So, so many words that I did not know… und viel Spaß dabei! I really appreciated one user’s comment about how “überfallen” is related to the antiquated English phrase “to fall upon” (attack). I have found numerous times that less-used English words are related to common words in other languages–which helps my English vocabulary, as well!

How would you use “einfallen” in a sentence? Ein guter Idee fällt mir ein?

Fanny Hensel in Maine
Fanny Hensel in Maine
1 year ago

It took me three tries but I finally went from 60% to 100%, yay! So it’s working! Thank you, this is great fun. Your explanation of derivations in the comments is so helpful, too.

shauser31416
shauser31416
1 year ago

Ow! That *was* hard. But good! Gotta keep us humble.

Amanda Jost
Amanda Jost
1 year ago

Got all the nouns right and only 1 verb. Hmm.

Robin
Robin
1 year ago

How did I do? Lol. 2 right :)

michele
michele
1 year ago

I like the chance to redo the quiz before I look at the answers. I will just have to peek slowly when I scroll down to see if there are spoilers before I look at all parts of the “review of questions”. I have started an Excel page with words with like prefixes in their own columns. Hopefully, patterns will develop easier then.

Aformanek
Aformanek
1 year ago

Das war schweirig! (aber gut) und ich musste ein Bisschen Laechen weil ich Englisch Lehrerin bin und habe juengst (ganz zufaellig) so aehnliche eine Pruefung meinen Studenten ausgegeben (mit pay up, pay out pay off, dry up, dry off, dry out)

Ich habe noch ein Anecdote (?)
Als ich vor viel Jahre eine Austausch Studentin in Tuebingen war, habe ich damals eine Autobus Reise in die Tschechoslowakei gemacht und musste mit die anderen Reisefahrer treffen. Ich habe ein Paar Maenner gesehen und war nicht sicher ob sie mit der Gruppe waren. deswegen habe ich ihnen gefragt: “sind sie zufaellig hier fuer die Reise in Tschechoslowakei?” Ich hoere noch wie sie gelacht haben und wiederholen haben “ja.., ganz zufaellig. ha ha ha” (Ich habe gedacht zufaellig etwas wie “by chance” bedeutet)
Mein Gott –I’m still so embarrassed!

Aformanek
Aformanek
1 year ago
Reply to  Emanuel

oh yay! eine Sache weniger ueber dem ich mich [be embarassed] muss : ) (? what’s the best way to say that?)

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Ich habe die meisten falsch ausgewählt… doch hat es viel Spaß gemacht. :-)

Zenon
Zenon
1 year ago

I got all the nouns correct and all the verbs wrong :P Thank you for the quiz!