In vs. AnWhat's the difference?
Learn the difference between "in" and "an" in German, two prepositions that are often confused but have different meanings and functions.
Prepositions can be tricky in any language, and German is no exception. In particular, the prepositions "in" and "an" can be confusing for learners. In this post, we'll take a closer look at the differences between these two prepositions and when to use them.
How to use in
"In" is used when something is inside a location or enclosed space.
How to use an
"An" is used when something is at the surface of something or connected to it.
Differences between in and an
When describing location, "in" indicates being inside of something while "an" indicates being attached to the surface of something.
"In" is used for enclosed spaces while "an" is used for flat surfaces or edges.
Understanding the difference between "in" and "an" can take time, but practicing with different examples can make it easier. By learning the proper usage of these two prepositions, you can communicate more accurately in German.