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German Language Game: anrufen - to call

German Language Game: "anrufen" and "zurückrufen".
With this fun interactive German game, you'll learn and practice how "separable prefix verbs" work:

  • anrufen - to call
  • zurückrufen - to call back

Simple Present:

  • Er ruft Claudia an. - He calls Claudia.
  • Du rufst zurück. - You call back. (familiar)
  • Sie ruft dich an. - She calls/She'll call you. (familiar)


  • Ruf mich an! - Call me! (familiar)
  • Rufen Sie mich zurück! - Call me back! (formal)

With Modal: 

  • Wir können unsere Freunde anrufen. - We can call our friends.
  • Er will seinen Vater zurückrufen. - He wants to call his father back.


  • Ich werde dich später anrufen. - I'll call you(fam.) later.
  • Ich werde sie gleich zurückrufen. - I'll call her back right away.

Present Perfect (Conversational Past):

  • Wer hat angerufen? - Who called?
  • Deine Schwester hat angerufen. - Your(fam.) sister called.

To practice your German comprehension, listen to this conversation, which occurs when our traveler Michael calls the number of his friend's apartment.

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Posted 12:32PM on September 10 2014 by Ulrike Rettig
Categories: German | Tags: Anrufen, German game, German grammar, German language game, German separable prefix verb, Zurückrufen