Jessi (x_break_out_x) wrote in linguaphiles,


I've been studying German for the past few months and seem to be struggling now more than ever.  We are currently working in the perfect tense, and I am sort of losing it.  I think this is just a lot thrown at me after a 10 week summer class in German, so I feel like the other students are so much further ahead of me (and they are but many of them have been studying it for a couple years now or have travelled and spent time in Germany).  So just some questions to clear some things up for me.

To: zu, nach, auf, an, in
At: bei, um, an

When do I use each one?  What is an example of how to use them properly?

Even the cases are throwing me for a loop sometimes.  Sometimes he says its dative and accusative and nominative and I feel like we're never really changing the terms of the sentence! 


I also have question about the perfect tense, I realize you use an auxiliary verb and the past participle.  But I'm a little lost on how to construct a sentence like this:

Was hast du gestern gemacht?
I went dancing with Martin.
Ich bin mit Martin tanzen gegangen.


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