Prepositions Part 4: Don’t Fear the Genitive

One of the things I often have to reiterate in my German lessons is that students need to take German in small chunks. Learn the basics and learn them well and take a lot of the language as it’s given to them. Coming from English this is difficult for many as English is a fairly simple language in terms of declining adjectives, conjugating verbs, even articles. In this post, I’m going to ask you to trust me as well.

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10 comments

  1. […] which we can all remember fall into the following four categories: accusative, dative, two-way, and genitive. Have you mantrafied and memorized them […]

  2. […] my brother or sister own something. Then I need to use the genitive. Of course there are also the genitive prepositions: anstatt, ausserhalb, innerhalb, statt, trotz, während, and […]

  3. […] And there you have an English example of the genitive “wife’s”. Of course there are also genitive prepositions that can add more information to sentences and there are also genitive adverbs. In the above […]

  4. Great post however I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this subject?
    I’d be very grateful if you could elaborate a little bit further. Thanks!

    1. Do you have any specific questions? I can write more, but it’s easier if I know what you’d like answered. I hope you’ve seen the posts about the other types of prepositions: accusative, dative, two-way.

  5. […] just read that you might have been thinking, but in a previous blog post it said that it’s a genitive preposition. And here begins the confusion, but it’s also where we find the answer. In German and in […]

  6. Amy A · · Reply

    Wonderful! THANK YOU

  7. […] In German there are four types of prepositions: accusative, dative, two-way, and genitive. […]

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