D) In German, how to say “I AM in the park/at the zoo/in the parking lot/at the airport”?

Tell me where you are from. I am Brazilian.

Please, do NOT use electronic translators, such as Google translator.

→ A) I have learned the following TIP below:

ARRIVE inside a building → ankommen IN

ARRIVE outside a building → ankommen AN

ARRIVE, no matter if inside or outside, no matter if a building or an event → ankommen BEI = ankommen AUF

STAY inside a building → bleiben IN

STAY outside a building → bleiben AN

STAY, no matter if inside or outside, no matter if a building or an event → bleiben BEI = bleiben AUF

B) Does this TIP (or RULE) above also work with the sentences below, with the verb “sein”?

C) In German, how to say the sentences below?

1. I am in the park

2. I am at the zoo

3. I am at the square

4. I am in the parking lot

5. I am at the gas station

6. I am at the bus stop

7. I am at the newsstand

8. I am at the bus station

9. I am at the airport – there are airplanes at the airport

10. I am at the port – there are ships at the port

11. I am at the company

12. I am at the factory

13. I am at the university

14. I am at the college

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    1. I am in the park = Ich bin im Park

    2. I am at the zoo = Ich bin in/am/beim Zoo

    3. I am at the square = Ich bin auf dem Platz

    4. I am in the parking lot = Ich bin auf dem Parkplatz

    5. I am at the gas station = Ich bin in/am/bei/auf der Tankstelle

    6. I am at the bus stop = Ich bin an/bei der Bushaltestelle

    7. I am at the newsstand = Ich bin am/beim Kiosk

    8. I am at the bus station = Ich bin in/am/bei/auf dem Busbahnhof

    9. I am at the airport – there are airplanes at the airport = Ich bin am/im/beim/auf dem Flughafen - Auf dem Flughafen gibt es Flugzeuge

    10. I am at the port – there are ships at the port = Ich bin am/beim/im Hafen - Im Hafen gibt es Schiffe

    11. I am at the company = Ich bin im Unternehmen

    12. I am at the factory = Ich bin in/an/bei der Fabrik

    13. I am at the university = Ich bin in/an/bei/auf der Universität (short: Uni)

    14. I am at the college = Ich bin in/am/beim/auf dem College (We have no colleges in Germany, so there's really no difference to university. We only differenciate between schools and universities.)

    Take care that AUF is no synonym of anything. All prepositions have their own meaning.

    Source(s): native German speaker
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