Last modified on 11 February 2015, at 00:54

entlang

GermanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • lang (chiefly colloquial; postposition only)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German entlanc, which is a contraction of in lang (with a gliding sound -t-).

PronunciationEdit

PostpositionEdit

entlang (+ accusative; or with an + dative)

  1. along
    Ich gehe den Fluss entlang.
    I walk along the river.
    Ich gehe an dem Fluss entlang.
    I walk along the river.

PrepositionEdit

entlang (+ genitive or dative)

  1. along
    Ich gehe entlang des Flusses.
    I walk along the river.
    Ich gehe entlang dem Fluss.
    I walk along the river.

Usage notesEdit

  • The postposition usage is more common than the preposition, not only but particularly in speech.