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Prepositions 2 is the forty-second skill (assuming read left to right) in the Dutch language tree. It teaches new prepositions and the Dutch "circumpositions" and has four lessons.

Grammar Notes[]

Circumpositions[]

These are a special group of words that function like prepositions but instead of coming in front of the things they modify, they instead surround the modified noun. Naartoe is one such circumposition:

  • Jij loopt naar me toe. = You are walking towards me

Lessons[]

Lesson 1[]

  • volgens = according to
  • sinds = since
  • dankzij = thanks to
  • behalve = except for
  • ondanks = despite

Lesson 2[]

  • tegenover = across from
  • voorbij = by, past
  • vanaf = starting from (time)
  • langs = along
  • rondom = around

Lesson 3[]

  • in tegenstelling tot = in contrast to
  • in plaats van = instead of
  • door middel van = by means of
  • tot en met = up to and including
  • dicht bij = close to

Lesson 4:Circumpositions[]

  • over|heen = over (movement)
  • naar|toe = towards
  • onder|door = under (and through something)
  • tussen|in = in between
  • door|heen = through

References[]

Duolingo Lesson: www.duolingo.com/skill/dn/Prepositions-2