Please help me with prepositions!
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
Van- of, from. But why is it from?
Uit- from(with kommen), out
Over- above, about. But why is it about?
Onder- under, below, beneath
Door- I have no idea, I've just seen it
Naast- next to (not near)
Naar- to, towards
's- in the (as in time)
Vlakbij/Dichbij- near? (I probably spelled them wrong)
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.
I noticed ''terwijl'' is not explained in the link posted here, it means while and not until. That would be ''tot''.