7.1 Separable Prefix Verbs and the Dative Case
One of the strange mysteries of the German language is their use of 'separable prefix verbs,' a special class of verbs that take the prefix and send it to the back of the clause. This can cause all sorts of confusion for a learner, and wondering how a speaker keeps it all in their head while remembering to put that prefix at the end can be baffling at first – but we promise, it's really not that complicated once you get the hang of it, and soon you'll be doing it in your sleep. This short introduction to the basic way of using them will get you on track. Listen and enjoy!