https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VijayKumar676995

What is the meaning of " Ich bin am Wasser" In German?

But "I am by the water" does not make any sense to me or does it mean" I am near water?"

January 12, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Fatty-Lumpkin

I think it is more literally I am at the water - although in english would say we are by it! :)

January 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GlobalJim711

We areplanning to spend the day at the beach, at the lake, etc. anything to do with water...but how often do we actually say "water?" Even am Teich..at the pond.

January 12, 2017

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

I think the meaning is "I'm near the water / or next to the water" for example "at the beach" or "on the banks of a river"

January 12, 2017

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

I think it. Means you're near a body of water

January 12, 2017

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

In the context "by the"/"near"/"besides" essentially mean the same thing. I guess it's just the choice of words, but it is saying "I am by the water".

January 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GlobalJim711

Use am or an der when talking about proximity to water.

  1. Wir Sind am Strand - at the beach
  2. An der Ostsee - on the Baltic
  3. Am Fluss Cuyahoga...on the Cuyahoga

Location uses dative...if you use accusative..it means going to

  1. Wir fahren an den Strand, an die Ostsee, an den Fluss...we are going to the beach, etc.
January 12, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VijayKumar676995

Ok thank you all.

January 13, 2017
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