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Please help me with prepositions!

grey236
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I know I already posted a discussion about prepositions earlier, and everyone explained them to me but I am still so confused! I looked at y'all's links but it's just really confusing. (Sorry if me commenting about prepositions over and over again is getting annoying)

Here are all the prepositions I know/remember: Bij, aan, in, op, om, voor, terwijl, maar, of, van, uit, over, achter, onder, met, zonder, door, sinds, naast, na, naar, 's, varkbij, dichbij, and there are probably more but I can't remember.

So this is what I think they mean. Please correct me or show when it's used in different ways.

Bij- at, by?

Aan- to/on? But why is it to; and when is it used as on?

In- in, into

Op- on (i pretty positive it's on)

Om- at (as in time)

Voor- for, before, in front of

Tenzij- unless

Maar- but

Of- or

Van- of, from. But why is it from?

Uit- from(with kommen), out

Over- above, about. But why is it about?

Achter- behind

Onder- under, below, beneath

Met- with

Zonder- without

Door- I have no idea, I've just seen it

Sinds- since

Naast- next to (not near)

Na- after

Naar- to, towards

's- in the (as in time)

Vlakbij/Dichbij- near? (I probably spelled them wrong)

2 years ago

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/pprins
pprins
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It's not "varkbij" but "vlakbij", means "nearby".

The difficulty with prepositions is that you should not try to translate them one to one from another language, but learn which preposition goes with which verb or noun and translate the construct as a whole.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Theluji
Theluji
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I noticed ''terwijl'' is not explained in the link posted here, it means while and not until. That would be ''tot''.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/grey236
grey236
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Oh ok but I think I meant 'unless' but for another word

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Theluji
Theluji
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do you mean ''tenzij''? that does mean unless.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/grey236
grey236
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Yes

2 years ago