Là- Prefix

Là- French prefix
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Le préfixe

The French prefix – can be added to nine adverbs, mostly adverbs of place, to indicate location.

Complete list

là-bas over there, down there
là-dedans inside that
là-dehors outside that
là-derrière behind that
là-dessous below, under that
là-dessus above, on top of that
là-devant in front of that
là-haut above, up there
là-même right there, exactly there

Agreement with là- ?

Since là- is always attached to adverbs, there is no agreement.

Je vais mettre la photo là-bas. I’m going to put the photo over there.
Il a visité les musées là-même. He visited the museums right there.

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