In one of my lessons this week a student asked me about the word “zu”. She knew that zu is a dative preposition and that it means to in English. I was very happy to hear that those facts about zu had stayed with my student. But then I had to give her a little more information: zu can also be used like the English word too (z.B. zu viel, zu gross, zu spät). When I asked her why she was suddenly asking about the word zu. She then told me that she had recently realized that there are often sentences in German that end with zu and a verb. And there it was… the zu-construction.
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