DaveAgain wrote:I was reading an article about vocabulary size today that stressed the importance of some common verb prefixes.On the basis of frequency patterns of prefix and particle verbs, this article argued that three prefixes, i.e., be-, er-, and ver- and four particles, i.e., an-, auf-, aus-, and ein- should be introduced and practiced explicitly in first-year German textbooks, including a discussion of how they modify the semantics, aspectual characteristics, and argument structure of the base verb.
https://www.researchgate.net/publicatio ... icle_Verbs
So I did a web search on 'common german prefixes', which produced the Fluent U article below.
Restricting the web search to .ac.uk produced the article below.
http://www.joycep.myweb.port.ac.uk/abin ... ap6-6.html
I totally agree, those prefixes are massive!
Here are a couple of great articles about major prefixes:
https://yourdailygerman.com/german-pref ... nation-be/
They use a lot of forced humor so you might love them or hate them, but it's good information either way.