In today’s post I’d like to tell you about the three prefixes ein-, aus-, and um-.
When added to a verb they change the meaning of that verb. Sometimes the new meanings belong to the same ideas. For example:
Whereas other verbs could mean completely different things:
Of course, don’t forget that – in true German style – some verbs have several meanings. But we don’t want to make it too complicated, so here is a simplified infographic. Enjoy!
Now all you need to remember is that those verbs are separable verbs and in the present tense the prefix goes to the end of the sentence or clause.
Let’s take ‘einziehen’ to give you some reminders:
Can you think of a really nice sentence with one of those verbs? I’d love to see them in the comments.
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