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The German dual prepositions - your turn to practise

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These slides test your knowledge about which German prepositions go with the accusative or dative case. It is part of my Udemy course 'German grammar - the four cases' and it will help you learn all about the nominative, accusative, dative and genitive case.

For more info check here https://angelikasgerman.co.uk/online-german-tuition/learning-german-on-udemy/

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The German dual prepositions - your turn to practise

  1. 1. z The German dual prepositions Your turn – an exercise
  2. 2. The following prepositions go with the accusative if they are talking about movement, but they go with the dative if they are talking about the position of something or someone. an auf hinter in neben über unter vor zwischen Dative Where? Wo? Accusative Where to? Wohin?
  3. 3. Task: Translate each sentence into German, paying attention to whether you need the accusative or the dative before moving to the next slide with the answer.
  4. 4. z The mouse is sitting between the book and the candle.
  5. 5. z Die Maus sitzt zwischen dem Buch und der Kerze. Position – dative (zwischen dem Buch und der Kerze – between the book and the candle)
  6. 6. z I’m putting (ich setze) the mouse onto the table.
  7. 7. z Ich setze die Maus auf den Tisch. Movement – accusative (auf den Tisch – onto the table)
  8. 8. z The mouse is sitting in front of the tin.
  9. 9. z Die Maus sitzt vor der Dose. Position – dative (vor der Dose – in front of the tin)
  10. 10. z I’m putting the mouse under the chair.
  11. 11. z Ich setze die Maus unter den Stuhl. Movement – accusative (unter den Stuhl – under the chair)
  12. 12. z I’m putting the mouse in front of the tin.
  13. 13. z Ich setze die Maus vor die Dose. Movement – accusative (vor die Dose – in front of the tin)
  14. 14. z The mouse is sitting under the chair.
  15. 15. z Die Maus sitzt unter dem Stuhl. Position – dative (unter dem Stuhl – under the chair)
  16. 16. z I’m putting the mouse behind the tin.
  17. 17. z Ich setze die Maus hinter die Dose. Movement – accusative (hinter die Dose – behind the tin)
  18. 18. z The mouse is sitting behind the tin.
  19. 19. z Die Maus sitzt hinter der Dose. Position – dative (hinter der Dose – behind the tin)
  20. 20. z The mouse is sitting on the table.
  21. 21. z Die Maus sitzt auf dem Tisch. Position – dative (auf dem Tisch – on the table)
  22. 22. z I’m putting the mouse next to the little tin.
  23. 23. z Ich setze die Maus neben das Döschen. Movement – accusative (neben das Döschen – next to the little tin)
  24. 24. z I’m hanging the sign (das Schild) onto the wall.
  25. 25. z Ich hänge das Schild an die Wand. Movement – accusative (an die Wand – onto the wall)
  26. 26. z The mouse is sitting next to the little tin.
  27. 27. z Die Maus sitzt neben dem Döschen. Position – dative (neben dem Döschen – next to the little tin)
  28. 28. z I’m putting the mouse into the bag.
  29. 29. z Ich setze die Maus in die Tasche. Movement – accusative (in die Tasche – into the bag)
  30. 30. z The helicopter (der Hubschrauber) is flying over the tin.
  31. 31. z Der Hubschrauber fliegt über die Dose. Movement – accusative (über die Dose – over the tin)
  32. 32. z The mouse is sitting in the bag.
  33. 33. z Die Maus sitzt in der Tasche. Position – dative (in der Tasche – in the bag)
  34. 34. z I’m putting the mouse between the book and the candle.
  35. 35. z Ich setze die Maus zwischen das Buch und die Kerze. Movement – accusative (zwischen das Buch und die Kerze – between the book and the candle)
  36. 36. z The helicopter is (hovering) over the tin.
  37. 37. z Der Hubschrauber ist über der Dose. Position – dative (über der Dose – above the tin)
  38. 38. z The sign is hanging on the wall.
  39. 39. z Das Schild hängt an der Wand. Position – dative (an der Wand – on the wall)
  40. 40. z an - onto, on auf – onto, on hinter - behind in – into, in neben – next to über – over, above unter - under vor – in front of zwischen - between
  41. 41. z This is a sample lesson (minus the voice over ☺) of my Udemy course: “German grammar – the four cases”. For more information and special offers see http://angelikasgerman.co.uk/online-german- tuition/learning-german-on-udemy/

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