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One of the eight French parts of speech, prepositions are short but essential words which are placed after a verb, noun, or adjective in order to indicate a relationship between that word and the noun or pronoun that follows.
|Je vais à Paris.||I’m going to Paris.|
|C’est un livre de français.||It’s a French book. (literally, "book of French")|
|Cette question est difficile pour moi.||This question is difficult for me.|
Here are the most common French prepositions and their typical English translations. Click the links for detailed lessons.
|à||to, at, in||contraction with le and les may be required|
|chez||at the home/office of, among|
|de||from, of, about||contraction with le and les may be required|
|derrière||in back of, behind|
|devant||in front of|
|jusque||until, up to|
A group of words that, together, function as a preposition is called a prepositional phrase.
- PwLF super list of preposition lessons
- Geographical prepositions
- Prepositions of place
- Adjectives with prepositions
- Nouns with prepositions
- Verbs with prepositions
- Parts of speech
- The House (Lesson, 6th-9th grade)
- Où suis-je ? (Worksheet, 6th-9th grade)
- Prepositions (Lesson, 7th-9th grade)