In German, there are some verbs with prefixes that are separated when you conjugate them. But just because a verb has a prefix, this doesn’t necessarily make it a separable verb! Let’s look at a couple of examples.
to get up
to shop (for food)
A good way to distinguish whether a verb is separable or inseparable is to pay attention to where the stress in the infinitive is placed.
Separable verbs are stressed in the first syllable, just like the word "separable", inseparable verbs are stressed in the second syllable, just like the word "inseparable".