German Advent Calendar 13 – Prefix to Give

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Prefix to give

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Hallo Leute,

German Advent Calendar, day number 13 and we’ll kick of the second half with everyone’s favorite “sobering” (aka frustrating, spirit crushing) exercise format:

Finding the Prefix

Yeeayy.

In this format, we take one base verb and your task is to find the right prefix for a given sentence or translation.
If you’re already fluent, this shouldn’t be too big a problem, but if you’re not the strongest with vocabulary, it might be actually pretty difficult, because more often than not, you can NOT guess the prefix based on English. I mean… sometimes it works, and sometimes it doesn’t.

So please, if you find yourself guessing most of the time, don’t let that drag you down. Instead, treat it as more like a vocabulary trainer, so do the exercise again after a couple of days and again a few days after that. Until you ace it.

Of course this is not all the verbs that there are with “geben”. Not even close. But they’re all important ones that are worth learning.

So without any further ado… viel Spaß :)

EDIT:
The drag and drop questions don’t work on mobile :/. They did a year ago, now they don’t. I’m talking to the people of the quizz software about that, but I can’t make any promises. #pissed

EDIT 2:

Devs sent me a fix and it seems to work. #pleased. If you still have issues with it, please try a full reload of the site (ctrl+f5 on PC)

And, how’d you do? Was it difficult or a breeze? As I said, if you didn’t do too well, just do it again after a few days, and maybe try to find some logic for the individual meanings. I think I have articles on most of the verbs, but you can also ask me in the comments here, if you can’t wrap your mind around why one of them has the meaning it has.
Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this and it wasn’t too frustrating this time.
Have a great day, und wir sehen uns morgen.

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Elizabeth20
Elizabeth20
7 months ago

All correct.
Thank you for the Advents calendar. Worked on my mobile.
Wishing you a happy and successful new year.

patrik.osgnach
patrik.osgnach
7 months ago

All correct

Desdra
Desdra
7 months ago

40% ugh. I got every one of the last question wrong. I’ll come back to this but really, that was bad.

Inge Aiken
7 months ago

Still doesn’t work for me on my phone

syperk
syperk
8 months ago

The drag and drop works fine for me on my Pixel 4 (Android 12) today. Did it get fixed already? If not that might be a useful data point for the devs.

Pia
Pia
8 months ago

I don’t know how, I just went with my gut and got 86%. Some answers I was able to eliminate and the others, I made an educated guess and in 14% educated guesses don’t work. Thank you for encouraging us to give it another go at a later date.

stee pedro stee
stee pedro stee
8 months ago

I’m wondering where Angeber should be placed on the Gernegroß – Protz – Angeber spectrum.

When I worked my first job in a German Redaktion, die Madels would talk about one dude as an “Angeber” – I hadn’t heard that word before, but the tone indicated it was nicht so schön.

The guy was, ehrlich gesagt, a loser – and it seemed clear he was more a boaster than someone with abilities.

Since then I’ve become unsure if Angeber implies someone has or hasn’t skills to back up their high-fallutin-ness.
Are Germans mostly peeved that someone dares to be über-arrogant, irrespective of talent?

I find a show-off to be someone with at least some abilities, whose flaunting creates the surrounding negativity.

No matter – I know I’m friggin great.
Not the best – cause that would imply someone could be compared to me.

Mark
Mark
8 months ago

Ich finde die Übungen, die wir bisher im Rahmen des heurigen Adventskalenders gemacht haben, wirklich toll. Sie sind zwar kurz aber herausfordernd.

MIKE C
MIKE C
8 months ago
Reply to  Emanuel

Heurig = Today’s (Die Schweiz und Österreich)

MIKE C
MIKE C
8 months ago
Reply to  MIKE C

oops! Heurig = This Year’s

Inge Aiken
8 months ago
Reply to  Mark

What he ☝️ said!!! Love these!….even if it doesn’t work on mein Handy!

Alan
Alan
8 months ago

From hero to zero. Work to do here!

Ahmad Mazaheri
Ahmad Mazaheri
8 months ago

Ich alles geschaft . Aber könnte nicht die Wörtern in der Tabelle, ziehen und fallen lassen . Ich wusste schon diese prefixe, nämlich : ab , aus , ein er , nach, um, ver, zu + geben . Ich hatte ein bischen Zweifel für angeben oder abgeben . Nach einem Vergleich, hat ich entschieden !
Bis Morgen

Adrian Morley
Adrian Morley
8 months ago

Drag answers not possible on ipad

atack006
atack006
8 months ago
Reply to  Adrian Morley

Also didn’t work on my android phone :/

Elsa
Elsa
8 months ago

Hello!
No typos :)
Got two wrong, but one was a distraction (aufgeben – I knew that but clicked on aus – stupid mistake)
But I really didn’t now that vergeben means to forgive (I normally use verzeihen) and am still finding it hard to wrap my mind around that one!
Bis morgen!

Elsa
Elsa
8 months ago
Reply to  Emanuel

No, I have a problem understanding vergeben ;)

Elsa
Elsa
8 months ago
Reply to  Elsa

Oh, and what is the meaning of herausgeben? Does it differ from plain geben?

Elsa
Elsa
8 months ago
Reply to  Emanuel

Thanks, the Jesus thing is a great way to memorise as well :)
By the way, you have “aufweisen” listed in the aus verbs section of the dictionary ;)

michele
michele
8 months ago
Reply to  Elsa

What is Jesus thing?

michele
michele
8 months ago
Reply to  Emanuel

HUH?

Su Ziegler
Su Ziegler
8 months ago
Reply to  Emanuel

Thank you for clarifying! I was lost and confused Thank you for clarifying! I was lost and confused until you added the explanation!

Jake
Jake
8 months ago
Reply to  Elsa

I wasn’t familiar with vergeben as “to forgive”, either, mostly I know it as “in a relationship”.

Jake
Jake
8 months ago
Reply to  Emanuel

Related topic, what would you say is the most common/colloquial translation of “in vain”, as in “without success”? vergeblich, vergebens, umsonst, …?

Jake
Jake
8 months ago
Reply to  Emanuel

Cool, diggah!

fairyhedgehog
fairyhedgehog
8 months ago

Es war schwer aber es hat Spaß gemacht.

Barbara
Barbara
8 months ago

Ich könnte nicht mit meinem Handy die Antworten schleppen, aber mit meinem Laptop hat es funktioniert.

Amerikanskan
Amerikanskan
8 months ago

Dunno – got all the ones in Teil 1 correct but
couldn’t drag the words into the slots – did repeat the words/definitions outloud to review. Guessing I got those right, as well.

Can’t we also use verzeihen and nachgeben to forgive?

Angeben was easy because of ”Angeber” but can one also say ”prahlen”?

Amerikanskan
Amerikanskan
8 months ago
Reply to  Emanuel

Not in the children’s books I read! Lotsa prahlen there. More recently written Jugendbücher use Angeber a lot – in a tone/context that means show off.

Did I write nachgeben? Duh – nachgeben means to give in, succomb. Head up the arse syndrome – like your Judenwort instead of Jugendwort. What I MEANT was nachsehen.

Nachsehen in the sense that one would perhaps not officially „forgive“ someone but unofficially „forgive“ by letting them get away with something that is perhaps not usually allowed.

A Judenwort, by the way, would be: Oj, vej, or schmuck, or shicksa. Or maschugganah. Or, Schmear.
Haha!

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 months ago

It works fine on a desktop but on mobile (ios) drags don’t work and even correct answers get logged at wrong.

sierra
sierra
8 months ago

couldn’t drag the answers. But I liked it. Thank you

Elizabeth K Hilprecht
Elizabeth K Hilprecht
8 months ago

Ich habe nicht gut getaway.

And the drag-answers could not be dragged.

Elizabeth K Hilprecht
Elizabeth K Hilprecht
8 months ago

getan, not getaway

Padraig
Padraig
8 months ago

mine wouldn’t drag either (and that IS a drag!)