Local Prepositions German Exercises

german local prepositions exercises

In today’s lesson, we’re going to delve into the world of local prepositions (lokale Präpositionen) in the German language. Prepositions of place are a key element in creating clear and accurate sentences, as they indicate the location or position of a subject in relation to other objects.

Understanding and correctly using these prepositions will greatly enhance your ability to express yourself in German and contribute to the richness of your conversations.

This lesson will include activities for ordering sentences, translation exercises, vocabulary practice, and even a small text translation for you to apply what you have learned.


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1) Put the Sentences in the Correct Order – German Local Prepositions


a) sind / der / die / schlüssel / in / schublade

Die schlüssel sind in der schublade.


b) sitzt / hund / auf / dem / sofa / der


c) steht / das / haus / neben / der / kirche


d) liegt / der / stift / dem / tisch / unter


e) das / bild / über / dem / kamin / ist


f) wohnt / er / zwischen / einem / bäckerei / supermarkt / und / einer


g) dem / hängt / der / spiegel / gegenüber / fenster


h) fluss / liegt / das / dorf / an / dem


i) steht / das / auto / dem / haus / vor


j) liegt / die / stadt / hinter / den / bergen


2) Translate these Sentences – German Local Prepositions


a) The cat is in the box.

Die Katze ist in der Kiste.


b) The picture is above the fireplace.


c) The car is parked in front of the house.


d) The village is located by the river.


e) The store is next to the bakery.


f) The book is under the table.


g) The mirror is opposite the window.


h) The city is located behind the mountains.


i) The dog sits on the rug.


j) The town is between the forest and the sea.


3) Practice your Vocabulary of German Local Prepositions


a) In – On – Under

In – Auf – Unter


b) Above - Below - Next to


c) Behind - In front of - Between


d) Opposite - By - Near


4) Practice Your Writing by Translating this Small Text Taking the German Local Prepositions into Consideration


The park is near the city. There is a small pond in the park, and a bench is next to it. Children play on the playground located between the trees. The statue stands in front of the pond, opposite the bench.


I hope you found today’s activity on local prepositions in German helpful and informative. By now, you should have a solid understanding of how these prepositions are used to express location and relative position.

Remember, practice is key when learning a new language. Don’t hesitate to revisit these exercises or try creating your own sentences using the prepositions we’ve covered.

The more you use them, the more natural they will feel. Keep up the great work, and as always, don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or need further clarification. Happy learning!


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