French Prepositions

Prepositions are those words that are used to connect a noun with another element related to it, within a sentence. Such element can be another noun, a verb or an adjective. The most widely employed French prepositions are featured in the following examples:

 

“à” Elle parle à son petit ami / She speaks to her boyfriend

“to”

“à” Yo desayuno a las 7 todos los días / I eat breakfast at 7 every day

“at”

“à” Un cousin à moi a trois motos / A friend of mine has three motorcycles “of”
“de” Natalie est de Lyon / Natalie is from Lyon “from”
“pour” Nous avons acheté un cadeau pour lui / We bought a gift for him “for”
“avant” Je prendre une douche avant d'aller au travail / I shower before I go work

“before”

“après”

Je fais la sieste après avoir mangé / I take a nap after I eat “after”
“dans” Il ya de la bière dans le frigo / There’s beer in the fridge

“in”, “inside”

“dans” One étape dans l'avenir / One step into the future

“into”

“en” Elle déteste aller en bus / She hates going by bus “by”
“en” Les gens honnêtes vivent en France / Honest people live in France “in”
“depuis” J'ai travaillé ici depuis 2008 / I have worked here since 2008

“since”

“avec” Rosie habite avec ses parents / Rosie lives with her parents “with”
“sans” Nous sommes entrés sans billets / We entered without tickets “without”
“pendant” Le président est mort pendant l'attaque / The president died during the attack “during”
“pendant” Ils ont dansé pendant toute la soirée / They danced throughout the whole evening “throughout”
“loin de” La banque est loin de la place / The bank is far from the square “far from”
“selon” Selon les previsions mètèorologiques, il pleuvra demain / According to the weather forecast, it will rain tomorrow

“according to”


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