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German Contractions

What are some contractions in german.

like:

It's ( it is)

he's she's they're

January 1, 2018

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In German you should contact some prepositions + articles: in + dem = im, in + das = ins, zu + der = zur, auf + das = aufs...

Colloquially you can contract more things like:

  • The pronoun "es": Er hat es gemacht. => Er hat's gemacht.
  • The 1st person -e ending of verbs (apostrophe is optional): Ich gehe in den Park. => Ich geh (or geh') in den Park.
  • Some prepositions + articles that are not allowed in formal German: auf + dem = auf'm.
  • Indefinite articles: ein > 'n, eine > 'ne, einem > 'nem, einer > 'ner...
January 1, 2018
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