Preposition with Akkusative

In this post, you will understand about German grammar topic Preposition mit Akkusative. In simple words, whenever you see these preposition in any sentence, it will always take akkusative case.

Also there are some preposition known as wechsel preposition or dual (two-way) preposition which sometimes take dative case and sometime takes akkusative case. We will talk about this later in this post below. At the end, you will also find exercise to practice based on concept: Präpositionen Mit Akkusativ.

A preposition used to show relationship between noun or pronoun with other parts of sentences. In other words, after preposition, it will always be a noun (not adjective or any other grammar).

Preposition That Always Take Akkusative Case In German

Here are list of prepositions that will ALWAYS take Akkusative Case.

Remember you can’t translate every preposition literally One-to-One in English to German. The meaning always depends on the context because a single preposition can have multiple meaning depending upon what message the sentence is conveying.

Englisharound/rounduntillForagainst, aroundwithoutthrough

These are most important and most common German Akkusative preposition. Other than that, we also have one more preposition:

(i) entlang – along (it is usually placed after the noun, rather than before it)

NOTE: Prepositions can affect the case used for the noun or pronoun it appears in front of. 

Example: Das Buch ist für dich.(The Book is for you)

Ich bin hier Ohne dich. (I am here without you.)

Ich laufe durch den Wald. (I run through the forest)

Ich bin gegen den Plan. (I am against the pan)

Mein Sohn kann bis zehn zählen. (My son can count until ten.)

Ich stehe um 6 uhr auf. (I get up at 6 o’clock.)

Ich gehe die Straße entlang. (I walk along the street)

Preposition with akkusative german grammar

What if there are 2 prepositions in same sentence?

It’s a great question that might confused you in the beginning. If that is that case, then ask these question:

(i) Preposition demands which case?

(ii)What is gender of noun after preposition?

(iii) Recall the appropriate case for change in Article

Example: Ich reise mit meiner Freundin, aber ohne meinen Bruder. (I travel with my girl friend but without my brother)

Here we know that mit always takes Dative case. For freundin, female dative case takes “er” ending.

Also we know that ohne always takes Akkusative case. For Bruder, Male Akkusative case takes “en” ending.

Wechsel Preposition Taking Akkusative Case

Wechsel Preposition, also known as Two way or Dual preposition, takes either dative case or akkusative case. How will I know whether this preposition will take dative case or akkusative case?

Follow this simple rule:

Is there any change in movement or direction: If yes, it’s akkusative case

Is there no movement ( it is referring to position or location): If yes, it’s dative case

List of Most common wechsel preposition:

Englishto, onin, intoon, uponbehindbeforeover, above, aboutBelowNext toBetween

Example: Ich setze das Glas auf den Tisch (Akkusative Case: I am putting the glass, so there is movement)

Das Glas steht auf dem Tisch (Dative Case: No movement)

We will cover about this in detail in another article. Let’s see some exercise based on topic: Wechsel Präpositionen .

Also Read: List of Verben Mit Dativ Case (These verbs always take dative case)

Präpositionen Mit Akkusative Practice Exercises

Präpositionen Mit Akkusative Practice Exercises

Setzen Sie die fehlenden Präpositionen ein: durch für gegen ohne um bis

1)Maria möchte ____ Geld nach Prag reisen.

2) ______ wen ist diese Blume?

3) Der neue Film beginnt ____ 5 Uhr.

4) ______Abend muss ich meine Eltern anrufen.

5) Der Turm ist ____ den Wald.

6) Johnas fährt ______die Fahrbahn.

7) Meine Cousin will ____sonntag bleiben.

8) Ich kann____Brille nichts sehen.

9) Das Sprachenlernen ist eine gute Idee ____eine bessere Karriere.

10) ich arbeite von montags____ freitags.

1)Maria möchte ohne Geld nach Prag reisen.
2)Für wen ist diese Blume?
3)Der neue Film beginnt um 5 Uhr.
4) Gegen Abend muss ich meine Eltern anrufen.
5)Der Turm ist durch den Wald.
6)johnas fährt gegen die Fahrbahn.
7)Meine Cousin will bis sonntag bleiben.
8)Ich kann ohne Brille nichts sehen.
9) Das Sprachenlernen ist eine gute Idee für eine bessere Karriere.
10) ich arbeite von montags bis freitags.
1)Maria wants to travel to Prague without money.
2)Who is this flower for?
3)The new movie starts at 5 o’clock.
4)I have to call my parents in the evening.
5)The tower is through the forest.
6)johnas drives against the road.
7)My cousin wants to stay until sunday.
8)I can’t see anything without my glasses.
9)Learning languages is a good idea for a better career.
10) I work from Monday to Friday.

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