Questions tagged [separable-verbs]

relating to a verb with a prefix that can be separated from it in some tenses

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Wie kann man wissen, ob ein Verb trennbar ist?

Gibt es eine bewährte Regel für Nicht-Muttersprachler, um zu entscheiden, ob ein Verb trennbar ist?
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What does “an” mean at the end of a sentence

I’m using Rosetta Stone and have come across similar sentences like the following: Wen rufst du an? What does the an mean and is it necessary? I’ve tried typing it into Google Translate with and ...
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Verbs that are both separable and inseparable [duplicate]

Some verbs have both a separable and an inseparable form, like durchlaufen. In case of "durchlaufen", the separable form is mainly intransitive, while the inseparable form is mainly transitive (...
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Warum wird „anerkennen“ teils als untrennbar betrachtet?

Das Verb anerkennen wird auch in Zeitungen in beiden Varianten gebraucht – trennbar und nicht trennbar. Hier zwei fiktive Beispiele: Ich anerkenne seine Leistung. Ich erkenne seine Leistung an. Das ...
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Separable verbs: “hängt von … ab” or “hängt ab von …”

For best of my knowledge, in the case of separable verbs (trennbare Verben), the verb should be divided onto two parts where the prefix should be placed at the end of the clause: Es hängt von … ab. ...
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A genitive complement with a seeming tacit feminine noun

In a novel written in English, police in a large city suspect a certain unkempt young man, the protagonist, of being a vagrant, and they have trouble with lots of those converging on that city. His ...
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Warum »Alice, fing an sich zu langweilen« und nicht »Alice, fing sich zu langweilen an«?

Ich habe eine Frage. Ich habe angefangen, das Buch Alice im Wunderland zu lesen. Auf der ersten Seite steht folgender Satz: Alice, fing an sich zu langweilen; […] Meine Frage ist: Warum nicht ...
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“untervermieten” - trennbar oder nicht

Das Verb untervermieten wird teils trennbar teils nicht trennbar gebraucht. Ich vermiete, während ich weg bin, mein Zimmer unter. Ich untervermiete, während ich weg bin, mein Zimmer. Beides klingt ...
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Are separable verbs treated differently in the imperative?

Here: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~german/Grammatik/Imperative/Imperativ.html there's a photograph of a sign saying: Nehmen Sie bitte Ihren Müll mit nach Hause Now my understanding is that the verb ...
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Putting (part of) separable verb at beginning of sentence?

Diese Frage wurde hier auch (auf Deutsch) beantwortet: Trennbare Verben und Wortstellung I was doing some grammar exercises, one of which involved putting highlighted parts of a sentence at the ...
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Trennbare Verben und Wortstellung

This question also has an answer here (in English): Putting (part of) separable verb at beginning of sentence? Ich glaube, dass die Antwort "auf keinen Fall" ist, aber ich wollte fragen, ...
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Why do some dictionaries have Rad fahren and others radfahren? Is Rad a separable prefix?

In Collin's dictionary, when I search for Rad fahren, it comes up with: http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/german-english/radfahren However, radfahren is not on http://de.wiktionary.org . ...
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Imperative/perfect tense of inserperable verbs (maybe only loan words?)

A discussion with Wrzlprmft here, referred me to the question “Gedownloadet” oder “downgeloadet”. It asked whether the perfect tense of the loanword downloaden is downgeloadet or gedownloadet. As I ...
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»mit nach Hause nehmen« – grammatikalische Analyse

Als Muttersprachler habe ich kein Problem mit dem Satz Das will ich mit nach Hause nehmen. Eine Bekannte, die Deutsch lernt, hat mich nun gefragt, warum dieser Satz richtig ist, und nicht etwa ...
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Why isn't the verb separated in “Wenn du aufstehst”?

I thought the translation for What do you do when you get up? would be: Was machst du, wenn du stehst auf? But I've read it is: Was machst du, wenn du aufstehst?
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Why are some verbs separable, and others inseparable, even though the prefixes are the same?

I learned that some verb prefixes are always separable from the main verb, e.g. anfangen, ankommen. I also learned that some verb prefixes are never separable, e.g. verbleiben, verbringen. But ...
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Why does mit not come at the end of a sentence when the verb “mitkommen” is used

"Mitkommen" is a trennbares Verb but often when it is used in a German sentence, mit does not get placed at the end of a sentence but rather in the middle, specifically before a location / destination ...
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“umfahren” – trennbares Verb oder nicht?

Wir umfahren die Stadt. Das Auto fährt den Mann um. Wann ist das Verb umfahren trennbar und wann untrennbar?
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Difference between “schicken”, “abschicken” and “zuschicken”; similar verbs?

Like many students of German, I guess, I'm having trouble distinguishing verbs with different prefixes. My teacher says “schicken”, “abschicken” and “zuschicken” are close synonyms with subtle ...
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Únterlegen vs. unterlégen

I have a question about these two verbs with different stress and meaning. I thought, that stress determines, wether the prefix is separable or inseparable. But in the Duden, both verbs are ...
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Are there any separable German loan verbs (from English)?

A comment to another question of mine asked me "Do you know any separable loan word?". I can't think of any, off-hand. Are there any? One would be enough to answer the question.
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“mit… zu bringen”

I came across this clause in reading an academic text on Buddhism (1927): ...die heiligen Bücher von Indien mit heim nach China zu bringen. I get the meaning of it, 'to bring the holy books with [...
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Difference between abnehmen and abheben (to pickup the phone)

What is the difference between abnehmen and abheben in the following two sentences: Ich rufe dauernd an, aber keiner hebt ab. And Nimmst du mal bitte ab, ich kann grad nicht. Is there any general ...
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List of separable verbs (Infinitiv+Verb) [closed]

I am looking for a list of “trennbare Verben” just like the following ones (with Infinitiv+Verb): sitzenbleiben, fallenlassen, kennenlernen, spazierengehen Anything goes as long as it fits the ...
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“Ich gehe abends oft aus.” – where to put “nicht” for negating? [duplicate]

I want to answer the question “Gehen Sie abends oft aus ?” and say that I don’t like to go out at evenings. I am confused where to put nicht in my answer. I know that nicht has to negate oft so it ...
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nouns derived from separable verbs [closed]

I am looking for a list of German nouns derived from separable verbs. For example: abholen: Abholung anfangen: Anfang abnehmen: Abnahme Does anything like this exist? Do these nouns have a specific ...
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Exhaustive list of particles that generate separable verbs

I was given the following particle in phrasal verbs said to be separables: ab-, an-, auf-, aus-, bei-, ein-, fest-, her-, herein-, hin-, los-, mit-, nach-, vor-, weg-, weiter-, zu-, zurück-, zusammen-...