Tricky, tricky — nach vs. zu

One feature of language that will cause most anyone grief is prepositions. Why are prepositions so difficult? Well it is perhaps because they are used in so many ways with different meanings and also used differently in different dialects, pretty much irregardless of language.

Two somewhat troubling prepositions in German for suggesting direction towards something are “zu” and “nach”. Already in the first few weeks of any German course you will encounter these two prepositions.

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  1. […] places. Zu Hause and nach Hause are common German collocations that you have to learn. Read here for more […]

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