The past participle of separable verbs

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The past participle of separable verbs

Remember: the Partizip II (past participle) is used to form the perfect tense (among other things).

Ich habe den ganzen Tag geschlafen.

I slept all day.

Anna hat Magda angerufen.

Anna phoned Magda.

With separable verbs, the past participle has ‑ge‑ sandwiched between the prefix and the stem of the verb:

prefix + ge + stem angerufen  (phoned)

Caroline hat im Bio-Markt eingekauft.

Caroline went shopping at the organic market.

Unser Chef ist im Meeting eingeschlafen.

Our boss fell asleep in the meeting.


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