Saturday, 7 March 2009

Zu und Nach

Two commonly used prepositions are zu and nach, because they are used in common expressions. Ich bin zu Hause und Ich gehe nach Hause. Just as in English prepositions can be used in many ways.

The usual meaning of zu is to. If you give something to the child, you give it zu dem Kind oder zum Kind. If you give it to the lady it is zu der Frau oder zur Frau. However do notice the 'at home' translation.

Nach Heute means after today. Nach Manchester means to Manchester, nach dem Konzert means after the concert. Be aware of the differences in translation, but try to remember nach Hause.

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