Following on from my series on modal particles (on hiatus for 2 more weeks), I’ll now be doing a series on the most common German prepositions.
What is a preposition?
It’s a word, usually preceding (postposition = following), a noun that shows a relation between that noun and another element in that sentence. E.g. The cat is on the chair, I drove by the church, I danced with him.
i) Usually means English “to” - used only for neuter names of countries & towns W/O an article, compass points W/O article and place abverbs. Ex: Ich ging nach Amerika. (I went to America.) Ex: Wir fuhren nach Osten. (We drove East.) Ex: Ich ging nach oben/unten/vorne/rechts/links/hinten. (I went up/under/ahead/right/left/behind.)
ii) “Towards” or “in the direction of” - strengthen w/ hin. “auf… zu” = alternative. Ex: Ich sah nach der Tür (hin). (I looked towards the door.)
i) Means after/later - “danach” means after(wards) Ex: Nach vier Uhr. (After four o’clock.)
#3 According to/Judging by
i) Can follow some nouns in this case, but preceding is also fine. Ex: Nach meiner Uhr ist es schon drei! (According to my watch it’s already three!) Ex: Meiner Meinung nach… ((lit.) According to my opinion…/In my opinion…)
I shared the poster for the ‘90s-boy-bands-vs.-zombies flick Dead 7 earlier this week, and now a trailer has surfaced. It’s low quality, but I couldn’t deprive you of this preview; I’ll update with a better version as soon as one is available.
The cast includes Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter (who co-wrote the
script), Howie Dorough and A.J. McLean;
NSYNC’s Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick; 98 Degrees’ Jeff Timmons;
and O-Town’s Jacob Underwood, Trevor Penick, Erik-Michael Estrada and
They’re joined by All-4-One’s Delious Kennedy,
Everclear’s Art Alexakis, No Authority’s Tommy McCarthy, Latin pop star
Jon Secada, and Mad TV alumnus Debra Wilson.
Produced by The Asylum (Sharknado) and directed by Danny Roew, Dead 7 will premiere on Syfy on April 1. The post-apocalyptic zombie western follows a group of
gunslingers as they look to rid a small town of a zombie plague.