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Prepositions
 


Definition - Prepositions define relationships between words in the sentence. Examples:
             • in [in], für [for], auf [on], um [at], mit [with], von [from], ...


Types - There are many prepositions introducing several different ideas, but the most common concepts described by prepositions are those of time, place, and movement.

Some examples of German prepositions:
             • Wien ist nicht in der Schweiz. [Vienna is not in Switzerland.]
             • Der Zug kommt um elf Uhr dreißig. [The train arrives at 11:30.]
             • Ich lege den Reisepass neben den Koffer. [I put the passport beside the suitcase.]
             • Das ist ein heißer Kaffee ohne Zucker. [This is a hot coffee without sugar.]
             • Inge möchte nach Kanada fliegen. [Inge wants to fly to Canada.]


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