Die praposition dating
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Adjective opposites with un- : some adjectives can be turned into their opposite by adding the prefix un- .
(The word am is actually a contraction of an and dem, the dative form of der.
More about that below.) Here are some commonly used phrases for the days of the week: A few words about the dative case, which is used as the object of certain prepositions (as with dates) and as the indirect object of a verb.
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Each day is shown with its common two-letter abbreviation.
When we use the prepositions an (on) and in (in) with days, months or dates, they take the dative case.When speaking of a season in general ("Autumn is my favorite season."), in German you almost always use the article: "Der Herbst ist meine Lieblingsjahreszeit." The adjectival forms shown below translate as "springlike, springy," "summerlike" or "autumnal, falllike" (sommerliche Temperaturen = "summerlike/summery temperatures").In some cases, the noun form is used as a prefix, as in die Winterkleidung = "winter clothing" or die Sommermonate = "the summer months." The prepositional phrase im (in dem) is used for all the seasons when you want to say, for instance, "in (the) spring" (im Frühling). To give a date, such as "on July 4th," you use am (as with the days) and the ordinal number (4th, 5th): am vierten Juli, usually written am 4. The period after the number represents the -ten ending on the number and is the same as the -th, -rd, or -nd ending used for English ordinal numbers.Some of the exercises are timed and therefore suitable as class assignments or quizzes.All of these German online exercises are categorized by different ability levels and are listed alphabetically by grammar topic.