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

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/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

October 11, 2017

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

Thanks a lot, man, much appreciated.

October 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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??

October 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/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

October 11, 2017
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