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?"
I think it is more literally I am at the water - although in english would say we are by it! :)
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.
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"
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".
Use am or an der when talking about proximity to water.
- Wir Sind am Strand - at the beach
- An der Ostsee - on the Baltic
- Am Fluss Cuyahoga...on the Cuyahoga
Location uses dative...if you use accusative..it means going to
- Wir fahren an den Strand, an die Ostsee, an den Fluss...we are going to the beach, etc.