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

Where can I find a guide for German prepositional peculiarities?

I'm talking about the prepositions that are just peculiar to the language but don't have any real system behind them. It seems to be one of the things that trips me up the most.

For example, in English we say ride on a bus, on a boat, on a plane, but in a car.

In German though they'd say "mit einem Bus", "auf einem Boot", "im Flugzeug", and "im Auto".

November 18, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/danie1.m

I have April Wilson's German Quickly, and it has a short but decent section on articles. As you know, the articles in German don't always translate literally. It's just familiarizing yourself with there usage. Hope this helps some.

November 18, 2017

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

Maybe this is interesting, although not quite what you are looking for: https://www.thoughtco.com/prepositional-pitfalls-in-german-1444774

November 18, 2017
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