Sous - French preposition
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French preposition

The preposition sous is often equivalent to "under," but has other possible translations depending on how it’s used.

1) Location

Ton livre est sous le lit.   Your book is under the bed.
On s’est rencontré sous une statue.   We met under a statue.
J’aime nager sous l’eau.   I like swimming under water.

2) Weather

sous la pluie   in the rain
être sous la neige   covered with snow
se promener sous le soleil   to walk in the sun

3) Amount of time

sous peu   before long
sous deux heures   within two hours
sous huitaine   within a week

4) Era

sous son règne   during his rein
sous la Ve République   during the Fifth Republic

5) Cause

sous leur influence   under their influence
sous l’action de l’eau   due to the water

6) Description

sous un faux nom   under / with a fake name
sous ces conditions   under these conditions
sous le choc   in shock

7) Dependence

sous ses ordres   under his orders
sous votre garde   under your care

8) Treatment

être sous antiobiotiques   to be on antibiotics
sous l’avis d’un médicin   under a doctor’s supervision

French antonym Antonym: sur

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