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German grammar - present tense #3 - separable & inseparable verbs

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4 Lessons (9m)
    • 1. Present tense separable & inseparable verbs

    • 2. Separable verbs

    • 3. Inseparable verbs

    • 4. Verbs that can be separable or inseparable

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Are you a German learner and struggling to work out what separable verbs are and how you use them?
Do you keep forgetting what to do with the prefix? 
And what about inseparable verbs? Are you wondering what they are?

Then this class of my series of German grammar lessons is going to help you, because in this class we will only look at separable and inseparable German verbs in the present tense!

So join me in this class and in a short time you won't be scared of those verbs again!

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Interested in more present tense verb classes?
German grammar - present tense #1 regular verbs

German grammar - present tense #2 - irregular verbs

German grammar - present tense #4 - modal verbs & the imperative

German grammar - present tense #5 - reflexive, impersonal and new verbs

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1. Present tense separable & inseparable verbs: Hi. I'm Angelica, a native German speaker and qualified teacher, and I have a question for you. Do you find German grammar overwhelming? It doesn't have to be my German grammar. Siri's will help you learn German grammar in small bite size classes, and we're starting with a different tenses. To narrow it down even more. We're starting with the present tense. This class covers the separable and inseparable verbs, nice and easy. Oh, and a few exceptions. Just two videos on the project interested. Just click the blue and roll button on Get started. 2. Separable verbs: Now let's look at separable verbs. First of all, what are they in English? Easy to recognize. I wake up, I get up. Two words are separate and they used separately in German. Simple proverbs are actually one word. Certainly in the infinitive. It's a verb with the prefix on the prefixes. Could be on else else by I'm obsessed. Hair him Lose metaphor like so to look Zaman. Quite a list, isn't it? So if you want to look them up in the infinitive, you would find L. Sutton al STI and uncommon in cows in exile. And just to give you a few examples when you congregate them, it is the verb again that you conjure gate. So van Stee and Common Carlson seven congregate them just like you would have done any off the regular or irregular verbs said We now have a prefix and that comes afterwards. So also home, for example, issue Hell's Rascals, Rascals seven is an irregular ever. So each style of it will. Sask s said, make the asylum that use, like nexus very similar to English except And I would come of this a lot more in another calls when we look a word order, but I briefly mention it Now, be very rarely were just saying is your house. I wake up now chances that you would say something like, I wake up every morning at seven o'clock and that's what it's different in German because he would saying a And then comes the rest of the sentence. All the clause id Mormons, even what else? So the owls goes to the end of the sentence, steer in motion sickness. Even else it took, comes esto. It took fat now because I am good enough space on a little power point presentation. These are all very basic sentences, and that's why the prefix is actually at the end of the sentence with more complicated sentences, the chances that the prefix comes before a comma, and then there is some more off things. But as we're looking at conjugation here, it doesn't really matter at the moment. We look at some other ones in the next video because they're awesome, inseparable once. See you there 3. Inseparable verbs: Now let's look at some inseparable verbs in the present ends. What are they? They're still have open a prefix this time that prefixes are slightly different. It could be B, M and Air D, Miss. Sooner or sir, but this time they don't separate from the verb. So as an example, begin in. It's not a day number. It's a beginner, minor house, Afghan. Very useful sentence. I start my own work at sailing at seared I negotiate. He's telling a story so it doesn't get separated. Another example. Fish Dean, be a 50 in Ghazni. We don't understand it. And ceiling Akona and feared Dean Fish. The waiter recommends the fish. So, looking at the verbs again, the verb is Guinan sailing, stay and feeling on those you conjugated just like you would. Just like we've learned already. Get rid of the N and then after the appropriate ending. Except that the prefix doesn't go to the end of the sentence. It stays at the beginning off the verb. Now, in this section we have one more video. I can really see your brain cells going. More complication. There is a group off verbs with a prefix where depending on the meaning, they could be separable or there could be inseparable. Sounds like fun, doesn't it? Let's have a look. See you in a minute. 4. Verbs that can be separable or inseparable : This last very short video in this section covers those verbs that have abrasive prefix, which can be separable or inseparable. If you are a beginner and learning German, they could know this one and come back to it later. A lot later. If you're curious, watch it. Ignore it afterwards. Um, if, on the other hand you're in advanced learner, then this may be quite useful around that many verbs, which are separable or inseparable, and I really wouldn't worry about it too much in the beginning, off learning German or even when you're on intermediate. But then again, if you're interested and you want to have a quick look, go ahead. It doesn't take very long. The prefixes for these could be doing hint er, uber home on turf All Vida on de Vida, and I haven't made a spelling mistake there. The first Vida is sort off, meaning off against, whereas the second reader is again just as an aside. And I'll just give you two examples just to give you an idea off how they could be separable and inseparable Cuba's it's. And if you look that up in the dictionary, you find that it could mean to ferry across icon about or it could mean to translate. Now to ferry across is a very concrete meaning. Somebody sits on a boat and the other person rows the boat and take somebody across to the other side as it's 10 months of London. Or for uber, it's separable because it's a concrete meaning at Cuba's. It's doing text now here, it doesn't mean to ferry across. It means to translate. That's a nap struck meaning and therefore the word stays together. Two examples with Hunter That's boot gate hunter. So don't again was the verb, which is to go under very concrete. The Sport Gate winter and in the second sentence I have on trash time, which actually means to sign the fall on trash hype, didn't believe that's enough struck meaning and therefore that word stays together. That just gives you an idea. Like I said before, if you were still in the beginning off learning German, you can safely ignore this one and come back in a year or two