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    German Present Perfect - Inseparable Prefix Verbs

    Beginner German - Level A1

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    The present perfect tense of inseparable prefix verbs

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    German A1

    Present Perfect - Inseparable Prefix Verbs

    Verbs with an inseparable prefix (nicht-trennbare Verben)

    Some verbs have prefixes that do not separate from the verb, but remain with the verb stem when conjugated in the present tense.

    Examples:

    erklären               Sie hat die Lösung zum Problem erklärt.            (to explain)

    bekommen          Ihr habt keine Geschenke bekommen.               (to receive/get)

    verstehen            Die Kinder haben das nicht verstanden.             (to understand)

    The more common inseparable prefixes are: be, emp, ent, er, ge, hinter, miss, ver, wider, zer.

    There are regular, irregular, and mixed verbs containing inseparable prefixes.

     

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