The German adpositions are predominantly prepositions, with some cases such as entlang that can be used both as a preposition and a postposition.

are there any adposition in German that are used only as postpositions?


This source is pretty comprehensive... according to it, the post-onlys are

"halber" and "zuliebe"

... I would add "zufolge" to that list but Wikipedia disagrees. Still sounds weird to me when before a noun.

  • Dem kann ich (als Muttersprachler) nur zustimmen. Mir fällt spontan kein Nomen ein, vor dem "zufolge" verwendet werden kann, ohne dass ein merkwürdig klingender Satz entsteht. Apr 11 '12 at 23:35
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    "Zufolge" follows Dativ but precedes Genitiv, as in "dem Bericht zufolge" or "zufolge des Berichts".
    – Kevin
    Apr 12 '12 at 5:45
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    Jop, so isses
    – Em1
    Apr 12 '12 at 9:11

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