entlang

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German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • lang (chiefly colloquial; postposition only)

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Postposition[edit]

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.

Preposition[edit]

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 notes[edit]

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