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Chuck:This is Advanced Focus Lesson 6.
Judith: Willkommen!
Chuck:Welcome to another Advanced Focus Lesson. This series is all about understanding German verb prefixes, such as [ab, an, ver, zer, auf and others].
Judith: Learning these prefixes, German vocabulary will start making a whole lot more sense to you.
Chuck:So, which prefix are we looking at today?
Judith: Today we shall look at the German prefix [ein-].
Chuck:Sounds good. But, before we start let me remind you that you can also review this lesson as a PDF at GermanPod101.com.
Judith: In the PDF for each Advanced Focus Lesson, you can find a lot more words using the prefixes we introduce.
Chuck:Not just the words that we mentioned in this podcast, but also others using the same prefix.
Judith: Is an easy way to improve your German vocabulary, and I do hope you’ll use this tool.
Chuck:Now, let’s talk about this [ein-] prefix.
Judith: [Die Vorsilbe “ein” spaltet sich ab. Zum Beispiel: Er wird in das Haus einbrechen].
Chuck:“To break into that house”.
Judith: [Aber in der Gegenwart ist es: Er bricht in das Haus ein].
Chuck:“He’s breaking into the house.” So this is a separable prefix. The verb splits in two when there’s no auxiliary.
Judith: [Oft kann man “ein” als “in, into” übersetzen].
Chuck:[Kannst du uns ein Beispiel geben]?
Judith: Yeah, [Zum Beispiel: bauen]
Chuck:“To build”.
Judith: [einbauen]
Chuck:“To build in”.
Judith: Or [zahlen]
Chuck:“To pay”.
Judith: [einzahlen].
Chuck:“To pay in”.
Judith: [ziehen].
Chuck:“To drag”.
Judith: [einziehen].
Chuck:“To move in”. The last one is less obvious, but it’s a really useful German word.
Judith: [einziehen]
Chuck:“To move in.” Sometimes the end also appears at the beginning of the English word.
Judith: [Zum Beispiel “atmen”].
Chuck:“To breathe”.
Judith: [einatmen].
Chuck:“To inhale”.
Judith: [Oder “fügen”].
Chuck:“To arrange”.
Judith: [einfügen].
Chuck:“To insert”. If you’re using the German version of Windows on your computer, you just have to know this word.
Judith: [Es gibt auch Wörter, die auf Englisch nichts mit “in” oder “into” zu tun haben].
Chuck:Words that don´t have to do with “in” or “into” in English. [Zum Beispiel]?
Judith: [einschlafen].
Chuck:“To fall asleep”.
Judith: [Oder “einbürgern”].
Chuck:“To naturalize a citizen.” In both of these cases, the [ein] is still into getting something. Getting into sleep or into the citizenry of a country.
Judith: So, the prefix [ein] is actually a very logical one.
Chuck:There’s nothing too surprising happening to the words with [ein].
Judith: Just be sure to remember that this prefix splits off.
Chuck:Thank you for the oral review of the prefix [ein], Judith.
Judith: Thank you for helping me explain it, Chuck.
Chuck:And thanks for the listeners to listening to the podcasts and making them so popular.
Judith: If you’re listen this on iTunes, do go to GermanPod101.com and check out our other podcasts and materials as well.
Chuck:GermanPod101 is comprehensive site with lessons on everything.
Judith: So, hope to see you there.
Chuck:See you next time!
Judith: Bis nächstes Mal!