LingQing Split Verbs (German)

Is there a way in LingQ to lingq split verbs?

For example:

Der Bus kommt um 7:34 Uhr um Stadtzentrum an

It would be nice to somehow select “an” and “kommt” to make the link “arrives”

Or… how are other German learners tracking split verbs?

This came to mind when I was studying one of Vera’s lessons and I read “Ich nehme an” and thought “Oh, trennbare verb. I should lingq it” So I selected “nehme an” (since they are together I could do that) and surprisingly someone else had lingq’d it as: “(annehmen) guess, suppose; accept, receive”

This is a tricky problem to me as well. I don’t know how others do, but I normally treat them as phrasal verbs in English if possible. For example, the sentence “Wann fährst du ab?”. I’ll save “fährst du ab” and hope someday I’ll see it again :wink: For the example having so many words in between “kommt” and “an” given by you, I just skipped it.

Hmm, the private lesson idea’s not bad. That would force me to start writing out some of these verbs too.

Remember that splittable verbs often appear in their unsplit form and so can be learned there. It is important to know which prefixes split from the verb and which remain stuck to it.

I do nothing to deal with splittable verbs. I find in general that verbs in German with prefixes are very difficult to deal with, regardless of whether they are splittable of not. In fact, I would say this is the largest difficulty in learning German that I have come across. Much more difficult than the grammar.

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Remember we can edit lingqed words and their hints. For verbs separated very far I do something like this: in “Der Bus kommt um 7:34 Uhr um Stadtzentrum an” lingq “kommt”, then edit the word to "kommt an"or “ankommen” then edit the hints accordingly.
This works only if one already knows what kommen means and hopefully have learned ankommen before another separable verb with kommen appears.

I would just make a hint in the “kommt” lingq like that:

comes; ~ an - arrives; ~ um - dies

That is it.

I try to recognize it when I can, but generally don’t stress about it. Like Colin said, you usually come upon the unsplit form as you read on.

I like eugrus’ solution. It would require LingQing words such as ‘kommen’ so that the hints can be looked at, and also require that we concentrate on only the most common verbs that use ‘kommen’, otherwise the hints will become absurdly long.

Anyway, here is a good website for looking up German verbs

If you search for ‘kommen’, you will find every verb with ‘kommen’ in it. To be honest, I have not used this website in the six months since I found it, but others might find it useful.