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einpacken or packen

einpacken is a separable verb that means to pack but without the ein what can that mean or is it always einpacken like aufstehen means to get up but stehen means to stand it has a different meaning without the auf or are there some separable verbs that always have to remain with a prefix

December 18, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/JensBu

etwas in den Koffer einpacken is to put something (often something specific) into the suitcase. But to pack the suitcase is den Koffer packen. For example ich muss noch die Socken einpacken - I still have to pack the socks. packen refers to the Koffer but einpacken is what you do with the things that you put into the suitcase.

December 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Kajo76

but einpacken is what you do with the things that you put into the suitcase.

Since one can also say "ein Geschenk einpacken" (what means "to wrap a gift/present") I would say "einpacken" is what you do with things that you put into something, if that's a suitcase or for example gift wrapper (Geschenkverpackung) or something else entirely.

December 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/JensBu

That's correct. If you mean you do it with the thing you pack into something (wrap or packing the suitcase), it is einpacken.

December 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/MissDriss4ever

packen means to grab someone. But also to pack. Ich packe den Mann am Arm; ich packe den Koffer

December 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/biertopf

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December 18, 2016
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