I would like to say repeat frequently! by using the verb wiederholen and the adjective regelmäßig.

Which one of these is the correct for du and which one for ihr?

du wiederhole; wiederhol; hole wieder; hol wieder
ihr wiederholt; holt wieder

  • I think your actual question is if "wiederholen" is separable or not. There are a couple of questions here on that site that cover that topic. In this case, it's not separable. And here's the conjugation: de.wiktionary.org/wiki/Flexion:wiederholen#Imperativ
    – Em1
    Feb 2, 2015 at 18:20
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it can easily be answered by consulting a dictionary.
    – Carsten S
    Feb 2, 2015 at 18:36
  • @CarstenSchultz: but the dictionary won't tell you about the usage of Wiederhol! vs. Wiederhole!...
    – Takkat
    Feb 2, 2015 at 19:30

2 Answers 2


There are two different words that share the spelling wiederholen. In other words, they are homographs. When spoken, the meanings may be distinguished by different pronunciations.

wi̲e̲derholen (fetch or get back)
ich hole wieder
du holst wieder; imperative: hol wieder! or hole wieder!
er/sie/es holt wieder
wir holen wieder
ihr holt wieder
sie holen wieder


wiederho̲len (repeat)
ich wiederhole
du wiederholst; imperative: wiederhol! or wiederhole!
er/sie/es wiederholt
wir wiederholen
ihr wiederholt
sie wiederholen

  • Some further discussion can be found here: There are several prefixes that are sometimes separable and sometimes inseparable: "through-" , "over-" , "around-" , "under-" , "full-" , "again-" . While not always predictable, it is generally true that when these prefixes are inseparable, their meaning is more likely - but only more likely - to be both transitive and figurative (As a comparison, note the distinction in English between "stepping over the line" and "overstepping the line."). Mar 4, 2021 at 11:49

Wiederhol! I believe is the answer.

Wiederholen Sie bitte die folgenden Sätzte would be the polite form that I learned in college.

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