I. TheoryTo review, there are many verbs in German that take specific prepositions. These prepositions show how the action is being done to the verb and thus are usually found in between the verb and its object. An English example of this would be “to talk to” versus “to talk about.” Here, we see how important it is that the correct preposition is used. More information can be found in the lesson “Verbs with Prepositions (Part 1)”.
|Sollen wir nach einem Gruppentarif fragen?
Should we ask about a group rate?
Ein Mantel schützt vor der Kälte.
A coat protects from the cold.
Nimmst du auch an der Umfrage teil?
Are you also participating in the survey?
II. Verbs and Their Prepositions
warnen vor (dative)
|Der Parkranger hat uns vor Bären gewarnt.
The park ranger warned us about bears.