Trennbar Verben – Separable Verbs

In German we usually encounter verbs like:  “umsteigen” (“to change (trains etc.)”), “aussteigen” (“to get out (of a train etc.)”), “einsteigen” (“to get on (trains etc.)”) and “ankommen” (“to arrive”) which are known as separable verbs.

This is because they can be separated into two parts – a prefix and a main verb. Most prefixes are prepositions (as in all the cases listed above), but they are occasionally adverbs, nouns, or adjectives.

  1. Components of a separable verb

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  • December 17, 2016 at 6:18 am
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    Way to use the internet to help people solve prmelbos!

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