Tag Archives: German Prepositions

Common German Prepositional mistakes

Prepositions are always tricky in any language. One of the best ways to learn prepositions is to learn them in phrases, because the idiomatic collocation often does not directly translate. Here are ten of the most common prepositional mistakes I hear when I teach German and their correct forms. Learn these correctly and you’ll be […]

Where you’re from — Using the German prepositions von and aus

During last week’s Stammtisch here in Zurich, many people were speaking about where they were from and where they had recently traveled to. It’s always great to hear about people’s background and see the plurality of different cultures that are moving to Switzerland and diversifying the city. Of course there is plenty of opportunity to […]

Zu / An Weihnachten — Regionalisms

About a month ago I wrote a series of blogs on the different German prepositions, which we can all remember fall into the following four categories: accusative, dative, two-way, and genitive. Have you mantrafied and memorized them yet? We’ve moved. You’ll find the full article here: http://marathonsprachen.com/zu-an-weihnachten-regionalisms/