I've been reading Hammer's German Grammar and Usage, and the book talks about "verb valency," which is the idea that many verbs have other required (or common, optional) parts that aren't considered part of the verb that it recommends you learn with the verb. In my own studies I've been calling these "verb shapes."
For example, it's nice to know that
stammen glosses to something like "to originate." However, it's even nicer to know that
stammen commonly pairs with
von etwas (dat.) to complete the thought.
Mein Großvater stammt von Frankreich. Coming from English, it's often very counterintuitive which prepositional complement is required, and I imagine it's even worse coming from a non-Germanic language with a much more restricted set of prepositions that don't map onto the German ones well at all.
I'm about to start making an Anki deck specifically for this because remembering this type of thing (along with which ones take dativ rather than akkusativ objects, which change when you make it reflexive) is not coming naturally.
So maybe instead of having a card like
Mein Großvater _____ von Frankreich LV could have a card like
Mein Großvaer _____ ___ Frankreich instead.