German Prepositions - Case

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German Prepositions - Case
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2015-07-04 15:34:09
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Use these cards to learn which case each preposition takes.
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  1. What are the accusative prepositions?
    • durch
    • für
    • ohne
    • gegen
    • wen
    • bis
    • entlang

    (♩head, shoulders, knees, and toes♩)
  2. What are the dative prepositions?
    • aus
    • außer
    • bei
    • mit
    • nach
    • seit
    • von
    • zu

    (♩Waltz on the Blue Danube♩)
  3. What are the accusative/dative prepositions?
    • an
    • auf
    • hinter
    • in
    • neben
    • über
    • unter
    • vor
    • zwischen

    (♩Twinkle Twinkle♩)
  4. When do accusative/dative prepositions take the accusative case?
    When the prepositional phrase shows movement from one place to another. For example:

    • Sie stellt eine Lampe hinter die Gardine.
    • She places a lamp behind the curtain.
  5. When do accusative/dative prepositions take the dative case?
    When the prepositional phrase shows location (and the location is static). For example:

    • Die Katze schläft unter dem Tisch.
    • The cat sleeps under the table.
  6. What are the genitive prepositions?
    • statt (anstatt)
    • trotz
    • während
    • wegen

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