Präpositionen zur Bezeichnung der Lage (position)

above = über
before = vor
behind = hinter
below = unter
beside = neben
by = (nahe) bei
from = von
in = in
n front of = vor
near = in der Nähe von

next to = neben
off = von, weg
on =auf
on top of = auf
under = unter

Präpositionen zur Bezeichnung der Richtung (direction)

about = herum
across = (quer) durch, über
along = entlang
by = vorbei
down = hinunter

from = von
into = in, hinein
out of = aus, heraus
over = über
past = vorbei

through = durch
to= zu, an
under = unter
up = hinauf
upon = auf

Präpositionen zur Bezeichnung der Beziehung (relation)

against = gegen with = mit without = ohne


  Präpositionen zur Bezeichnung der Reise und Bewegung (travel and movement)

to travel/go by bike/by car = mit dem Fahrrad/Auto

to go on foot = zu Fuß

to be in the streets = auf der Straße

to stop at = halten bei

to arrive in/at = ankommen in/an


  Präpositionen zur Bezeichnung der Zeit und des Datums (time and date)

6.05 a.m. - It's five past six in the morning.
2.55 p.m. - It's five to three in the afternoon.
8.30 p.m. - I'll meet you tonight at half past eight.

on Monday, on my birthday, on Boxing Day, on Christmas Eve, on New Years's Eve, on the 13th of August

at Christmas, at Easter, in August, in the summer, in 1994

  Präpositionen nach bestimmten Ausdrücken (after particular words or expressions)

agree with s.b. = jdm. zustimmen
angry with s.b. = verärgert über jdn.
anxious about = besorgt über
arrive at = ankommen in/am
astonished at = erstaunt über
believe in = glauben an
depend on = abhängen von
die of = sterben an
divide into = teilen in
example of = Beispiel für
good/clever at = gut in
explanation of/for = Erklärung für
independent of = unabhängig von
insist on = bestehen auf
interested in = interessiert an
married to = verheiratet mit
reason for = Grund für
remind of = erinnern an
shocked at = schockiert über
suffer from = leiden an
typical of = typisch für
white with (fear) = weiß vor (Angst)

Typische Wendungen mit Präpositionen

Could you please tell me the way to the British Museum? What's the nearest way to the British Museum? How do I get to the British Museum?

Keep straight on (= geradeaus), past (= vorbei an) the traffic lights. When you come to the next zebra crossing, turn left into Bloomsbury Street. Go past the British Book Centre and take the second road on the right.

This is a report on (= über) the traffic problems in the capital. The text deals with (= handelt von, beschäftigt sich mit) the traffic problems in the capital. The text can be divided into (= in) three parts/sections. The author presents facts/information about pollution in the city centre. The writer comments on/gives examples of (= für) the housing policy of the city council.

on the whole (= im Großen und Ganzen)

all in all I agree (= alles in allem)

I disagree with what the writer says.

- "Why are you late for school, Sammy?" a teacher asked one of his pupils one day.

- "I overslept, Sir, because I was dreaming of football."

- "Why does dreaming of football make you stay in bed?"

- "It was 0:0 at half past seven, so they had to play extra time."