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obl: oblique

The relation obl is used for nominals that constitute an adjunct as in the first example or a non-core (oblique) argument as in the second example. Like in many Indo-European languages, oblique marking in German is not restricted to prepositions; a bare noun phrase in a non-core case (dative, genitive) is oblique as well.

Das Paket liegt vor der Tür . \n The package is in front of the door .
obl(liegt, Tür)
Was hältst du von dieser Rede ? \n What do you think of that speech ?
obl(hältst, Rede)
Wie kann ich Ihnen helfen ? \n How can I you.Dat help ?
obl(helfen, Ihnen)

Note that oblique dependents can also introduce relative clauses. In such cases, the relative pronoun itself is marked obl.

das Haus , in dem ich wohne \n the house , in which I live
obl(wohne, dem)

obl in other languages: [bg] [bm] [cop] [cs] [de] [en] [ess] [fr] [fro] [ga] [gd] [gsw] [gub] [hy] [it] [ja] [ka] [ky] [no] [pcm] [pt] [qpm] [ru] [sl] [sv] [swl] [tr] [u] [uz] [vi] [yue] [zh]