A Day of Separable Verbs 🌅

Published in December 2022 by Roslyn Green

Separable Verbs in the Present Tense

☀️ From Waking Up to Falling Asleep🌜

💙 Send this part to the end of the sentence | 🧡 Conjugate this part

aufwachen – to wake up

→ Ich wache auf. – I wake up.

aufstehen – to get up, stand up

→ Ich stehe auf. – I get up.

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sich anziehen

→ Ich ziehe mich an. – I dress myself.

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einkaufen – to shop

→ Ich kaufe im Supermarkt ein. – I go shopping in the supermarket.

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anrufen – to ring up, call

→ Ein Freund ruft mich an. – A friend rings me.

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einladen – to invite

→ Er lädt mich zum Mittagessen ein. Wie schön! – He invites me to lunch. How lovely!

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abholen – to pick up

→ Er holt mich vom Bahnhof ab. – He picks me up from the railway station.

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  • sich ausruhen – to rest, take it easy

→ Nach dem Essen ruhen wir uns aus. – After lunch we have a rest.

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vorschlagen – to suggest

→ Dann schlage ich einen Spaziergang vor. – Then I suggest a walk.

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mitkommen – to come along

→ Der Hund kommt mit. – The dog comes too.

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absetzten – to drop off

→ Mein Freund setzt mich am Bahnhof ab. – My friend drops me off at the railway station.

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ankommen – to arrive

→ Ich komme zu Hause an. – I arrive home.

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zubereiten – to prepare (food)

→ Ich bereite das Abendessen zu. – I prepare dinner

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vorlesen – to read aloud

→ Meine Tochter liest mir eine Geschichte vor. – My daughter reads me a story.

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ausmachen – to turn off

→ Ich mache die Lampe aus. – I turn off the lamp.

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Two Quizzes

Drag and Drop Quiz: Separable Verbs in Present Tense Sentences

Construct present tense sentences with separable verbs by dragging and dropping the words provided into the right spaces.

This quiz is based on the examples above.

This Quiz as a PDF Worksheet: A Day of Separable Verbs


Quiz: Using Separable Verbs in Sentences About Appearance and Personality

Practise using separable verbs in present tense and perfect tense sentences as well as in sentences containing a modal verb.