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Local preposition

DeutschAkademie Hamburg
Hamburg, am 03. December 2019

Blog 14 by Ale

Moin, Moin!

If you ever had contact with the German language you probably noticed that there are certain prepositions when speaking about the location. It all depends on whether you know where you are going (Wohin?), where you are (Wo?) and where you come from (Woher?) and whether you are referring to a particular place (cinema, supermarket, house) or whether you are talking about a person, an institution or an activity.

I think that the chart in the image clarifies the subject very well and then there are a few examples:

Ich gehe ins Kino. (Wohin – Place)

Sag mal, bist du beim Arzt? (Wo – Person)

Warum kommst du so früh zur Schule? (Wohin – Place)

Ich komme aus dem Restaurant. (Woher – Place / Activity)

Er kommt vom Sport im Fitness-Studio. (Woher – Activity (vom) / place (im))

Gestern waren wir bei unseren Großeltern im Haus. (Wo – Person (bei) – Place (im))

I think this is one of those things that gets more natural faster.

See you in the next blog.