Ask Anna about Slovene #006

There are many ways to learn Slovene and one that can help you improve is by asking questions (and of course, looking for the question). In my opinion, questioning doesn’t mean that you don’t know, but it means that you are “stepping out” of the books and improving your understanding of Slovene!


Question by Jasmine

The answer to the question “Od kod gre vlak za Maribor?” is “s šestega tira“. I wonder why it is not “od šestega tira” instead.

Anna’s Answer

The preposition “s/z” (from) is used in second sklon when the preposition “na” (on) is used in fourth sklon.

For example,

  • Sklon 4 : Vlak gre na tir4 (The train goes on the rail).
  • Sklon 2 : Vlak gre s šestega tira2 (The train goes from the sixth rail).

The preposition “iz” (from) is used in second sklon when the preposition “v” (to, into) is used in fourth sklon.

For example,

  • Sklon 4 : Grem v Slovenijo4 (I go to Slovenia).
  • Sklon 2 : Grem iz Slovenije5 (I go from Slovenia).

The preposition “od” (from) seems to be used in second sklon when the preposition “k/h” (to) in third sklon or the preposition “pri” (at, beside) is used in fifth sklon.

For example,

  • Sklon 3 : Grem na obisk4 k babici3 (I go on visit to grandmother).
  • Sklon 5 : Sem pri babici5 (I’m at grandmother).
  • Sklon 2 : Grem od babice2. (I go from grandmother).

Personally, I didn’t know the answer to this question, and I had to ask around – and I’m glad that I’ve learnt something 🙂 So, if you have any other questions, please do ask me and let’s all learn together!


Discover more Slovene “lessons” that might interest you: Slovene Numbers & NumeralsSlovene Nouns & PronounsSlovene VerbsSlovene AdjectivesSlovene SyntaxSlovenian IdiomsSlovene Adverbs.

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