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I have a big problem with and need help

I am totally confused in those words "Zu, Zum, ans,,,, " when we want to say "to" in German. For example why we say here ZUM (You have seven days a week to learn German)
"Ihr habt sieben Tage pro Woche zum Deutsch lernen." can we say it in a simpler way with explanation please for this?

October 11, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RedAngel666

Hello Saoud,

zu, an, auf, bei are prepositions. If you make a sentence you have also a case. "I go to the car" -> "Ich gehe zu dem Auto" Germans are sometimes lazy^^ they pull it together to "Ich gehe ZUM Auto" Same meaning. The same with "ans" it is pulled together from "an das"

Please have a look at this table http://mein-deutschbuch.de/praepositionen.html the site is in german and I think the text is not helpful for you yet but the table is a good overview. I only post it because there you can see how the germans pull them together

This is a site in english an could maybe help you to understand https://www.germanveryeasy.com/prepositions-in-german

"Ihr habt sieben Tage pro Woche zum Deutsch lernen." This is colloquial. The correct sentence would be " Ihr habt sieben Tage um Deutsch zu lernen." You can say your sentence in an informal talk but I thought you should also no the correct one.

best regards Angel


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Saoud.Ali01

Thanks a lot, man, much appreciated.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Saoud.Ali01

Just a little inquiry we didn't mention a week in the sentence(You have seven days a week to learn German "Ihr habt sieben Tage um Deutsch zu lernen" So is it ok? and just please why we put zu isn't (to) learn mean lernen??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RedAngel666

Hello Saoud,

I know it's sounds a little bit confusing. Please have a look at this link point 11. They can explain it better in english than me^^

https://www.germanveryeasy.com/zu

best regards Angel

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