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B2a Prefixed Verbs

The prefixes are taught in pronunciation (click here). They are GE-, BE-, HER-, VER-, ONT-.  When verbs come with these, remember they act like regular verbs, but in the past tense they do not get a GE- past tense marker added. It's like wearing two sets of glasses -- no thanks!

So KOOP is to buy (a regular verb) and VERKOOP is to sell (a prefixed verb). Look at these present - past examples:

Greg koop die boek.  > Greg het die boek gekoop.
Greg verkoop die boek. > Greg het die boek verkoop.