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German prepositions requiring the genitive

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Prepositions are in may ways very specific. That can make learning them sometimes pretty hard. The most important thing to remember when learning German prepositions is, that each preposition requires a certain grammar case.

Here we give you a compact overview over all those prepositions,that require the genitive case.

List of German prepositions with genitive

PrepositionTranslationExampleExample translation
AbseitsAside Abseits der Wege.Aside of the way
AbzüglichMinusDas ist der Preis abzüglich der Steuern.That is the price minus the tax
AngesichtsGiven / In the face ofAngesichts der Tatsachen, gebe ich dir Recht.Given the facts, I agree with you
AnhandGivenAnhand dieser Erkenntnisse ist das eindeutig.Given those revelations it is clear
AnlässlichOn the occasion ofAnlässlich meines Geburtstages mache ich eine Feier.On the occasion of my birthday I will throw a party
AnstelleInsteadEr tat es, anstelle seines Vaters.He did it, instead of his father
AufgrundDue toIch gebe dir recht, aufgrund dieser Tatsachen.Due to those fact, I agree with you
AußerhalbOutside ofDas befindet sicher außerhalb meines Sichtfelds.That is outside of my visual field
BezüglichRegardingIch schreibe dir eine Mail bezüglich deiner Anfrage.I'm writing you a mail regarding you request
EntlangAlongIch gehe entlang der Wege.I go along the ways
HalberFor the sake ofEr tat es der Ehre halber.I did it for the sake of honor
LautAccording toLaut offizieller Meldungen ist es nicht mehr sicher.According to official news it is not safe anymore
MithilfeViaIch fand es mithilfe einer App.I found it via an app
NördlichNorth ofDie Stadt ist nördlich des Sees.The city is north of the lake
OberhalbAboveOberhalb des Flusses beginnt der Wald.Above the river the forest begins
ÖstlichEast ofÖstlich der Grenze.East of the border
RechtsOn the RightRechts des Flusses ist der Hafen.On the right of the river there is the port
SüdlichSouth ofSüdlich der Grenze.South of the border
TrotzDespiteIch tat es trotz meiner Bedenken.I did it, despite my concerns
UngeachtetRegardless ofMir war kalt, ungeachtet dessen ging ich hinaus.I was cold, regardless of that I went outside
UnterhalbBelowWas ist unterhalb deiner Schuhe.What is below your shoes?
UnweitNearEin Fußweg ist unweit der Straße.A path near the street
WährendDuringMir war langweilig während der Präsentation.I was bored during the presentation
WestlichWest ofWestlich der Stadt ist ein Dorf.West of the city there is a village
ZugunstenIn favor ofIch kam in diese Stadt zugunsten meiner Karriere.I came to this city in favor of my career
ZuzüglichAdditionallyDie Miete ist 500 Euro zuzüglich der Nebenkosten.The rent is 500 Euros additionally to the other costs



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  2. Exercise for the German genitive case

Exercise for German prepositions with genitive

Exercise for the German genitive case

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