neben

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old High German in ebanī

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈneːbm̩/, /ˈneːbən/
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Preposition[edit]

neben

  1. near, near to, next to
    Das Sofa gehört neben den Tisch : The sofa belongs next to the table.
    Das Sofa steht neben dem Tisch : The sofa stays next to the table.

Usage notes[edit]

The preposition "neben" is used with accusative case if the verb shows movement from one place to another, whereas it is used with dative case if the verb shows location.

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