A preposition expresses and forms a relation to an other word.
There are different types of preposition in the German language.
Das Haus steht neben der Kirche. - The house stands next to the church (locative)
Vor dem Spiel gehen wir etwas essen. - Before the game we are going to eat something (temporal)
Mit meiner besten Freundin habe ich Spaß. - I have fun with my best friend (modal)
Trotz des Regens habe ich gute Laune. - Despite the rain I am in a good mood (causal)
Some prepositions in the German language require one of the four German cases. Other prepositions can come along in two cases (two-way-prepositions)
Ich brauche Zucker für den Kaffee. - I need sugar for the coffee (accusative)
Er kommt aus der Schule. - He comes from school (dative)
Während des Morgens ist es kalt. - It's cold during the morning. (genitive)
Prepositions are sometimes directly set with a verb. As always the prepositional object's case depent on the preposition itself.
Denkst du an sie? - Are you thinking of her? (An wen/was denkst du?)
Ich arbeite an der Hausarbeit. - I'm working on the assignment (An wem arbeite ich?)
You will find a list of accusative and dative prepositions with their adjectives.
Let's start with the first topic!
|1 Locative prepositions in German|
|2 Temporal prepositions in German|
|3 Modal prepositions in German|
|4 Causal prepositions in German|
|5 German prepositions requiring the genitive|
|6 German prepositions requiring the dative|
|7 German Prepositions requiring the accusative|
|8 German prepositions with either dative or accusative|
|9 German prepositions and articles|
|10 German prepositions with verbs|
|11 German prepositions and adjectives|
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