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you to go to the next level in your English in 2020. So today it’s top
mistake number 10 – top mistake that Germans make when speaking English.
We’ve already had nine mistakes. If you look back at my YouTube channel you’ll
see the other nine mistakes. Do look back through those practice them practice
speaking English. And today we’re going to look at prepositions. Prepositions can
often be challenging or a bit problematic. When I’m speaking German, I
sometimes use the wrong preposition because I think of the English
preposition and I translate it into German and it’s not always correct and
so this is why today we’re going to look at some of the prepositions that can be
problematic. The first preposition is … or the first
sentence is this, ” Ich interessiere mich für Geschichte.” What would you say in English? I would say, “I’m interested in history.” We don’t say, “I’m interested for history.”
We say, “I’m interested in history.” Okay, that’s number one and this is this preposition ‘in’ Number two, “Ich gehe jetzt nach Hause.”
What would you say in English? I would say, “I’m going home now.”
“I’m going home now!” no preposition needed – great! But if you wanted to say, “Ich bin zuhause.”
then I would say, “I’m at home.” “Ich bin zuhause.” – “I’m at home.” But,, “Ich gehe jetzt nach Hause.”
“I’m going home now.” no preposition
needed Number three is, “Ich freue mich auf die Party (heute Abend)” Would you say in English? “I’m looking forward to the party (this evening).” We don’t say, “I’m looking forward on the party.”
or “at the party.” “I’m looking forward to the party.” Number four is, “Ich sitzte jeden Tag an meinem Schreibtisch.”
What would you say in English? I would say, “I sit at my desk every day.”
We don’t say, “I sit on my desk.” We say, “I sit at my desk.”
If you say, “I sit on my desk.” then you’d be saying,
“Ich sitzte auf meinem Schreibtisch.” But we don’t want to say I say on my desk
unless that’s what you mean! We want to say, “I sit at my desk (every day).” And the last one I’ve got for you today – preposition is, “Meine Frau ist heute bei der Arbeit.”
bei der Arbeit … in English “My wife is at work now.” “My wife is at work.” Not, “My wife is in work.” or “by work” “My wife is at work now.” Simple! So that is the top… my top five
prepositions for you today. I’m gonna give you the same ones again and I want
you to say them in English. So I’ll leave a short pause a short gap where you can
then say the sentence in English. Are you ready? Ich interessiere mich für Geschichte.” “I’m interested in history.” not ‘for’ “I’m interested in history.” “Ich gehe jetzt nach Hause.” “I’m going home now.” Easy!
“I’m going home now.” Tthird one, “Ich freue mich auf die Party.” “I’m looking forward to the party.”
“I’m looking forward to the party.” fourth one, “Ich sitzte jeden Tag an meinem Schreibtisch.” “I sit at my desk every day.”
Or you can also say, “I sit at my computer every day.” Five, “Meine Frau ist heute bei der Arbeit.” “My wife is at work today.”
“My wife is at work today.” And so remember that when you …
if you have problems with prepositions, try to learn what prepositions fit with what
words. “I’m interested in …” “I’m looking forward to …”
“I sit at my desk.” or, “I sit at my computer.”
“My wife, or I am at work.” And yeah subscribe to my channel
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