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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SimoneBa

Which prepositions go with which verbs?

The fact that prepositions don't translate directly between languages always creates a big headache... here's a nice introduction on how to get it right in German:

http://www.deutschseite.de/vokabeln/verb_plus_praeposition/theorie_verb_plus_praeposition.pdf

January 2, 2016

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bastianbalthazar

Vielen Dank. Hast du Lust AUF ein Bier?

Es riecht NACH Blumen hier!

lol... Präpositionen machen immer Spaß, nicht wahr? ;-)

January 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rasmusthog

If you really want to learn this, a good way of learning them is by using flash cards, with the verb on one side and the preposition on the other. Alternatively with translation of the word or used in a sentence with the preposition blanked out, so as not to confuse two similar verbs, such as 'sorgen für' and 'sich sorgen um'.

As a native Norwegian speaker, many of the verbs are very similar in the two languages but still uses different prepositions, adding to the confusion.

January 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Faton444

Danke sehr :)

January 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hazdavey

So confusing!! Danke!

January 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/landsend

Perfect start (and I mean that in a completely unironic way):

"That's why: NEVER, translate the English prepositions one-to-one into German. "

January 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Isrianth

Thank you! It is going to be useful for future reference.

January 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MoukshGogoi

even i am confused in all these stuff well nie to see i have someone same i am from india

January 3, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sherry775181

Danke! This is a good list.

January 3, 2016
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