Apprendre la Langue Française (Part 58): les verbes et les expressions avec en


Source: french.about.com

The French preposition en means “on” or “in” and is also used in many expresions.

avoir confiance en – to have confidence in

C’est son père en plus jeune. He’s a younger version of his father.

croire en – to believe in

en arrière – backward

en avant – forward

en avoir ras le bol – to have had enough, to be fed up

En avril, ne te découvre pas d’un fil. Warm weather in April isn’t to be trusted.

en bas – downstairs

en danger – in danger

en deux temp, trois mouvements – in double time, very quickly

en différé – recorded (broadcast)

en direct – live (broadcast)

en face – opposite

en garde – on guard

en haut -upstairs

en l’absence de – in the absence of

en l’honneur de – in honor of

en mon nom – in my name

en moyenne – on the average

en plein (hiver, ville) – in the middle of (winter, town)

en pleine forme – in good shape

en sa faveur – in his favor

en souffrance – pending, awaiting delivery

en tant que (cadeau, copain) – as/in the capacity of (a gift, boyfriend)

en tournée – on tour

en tout cas – in any case

en train de – in the process of (doing something)

en vacances – on vacation

en voyage – on a trip

Heureux au jeu, malheureux en amour. Lucky at cards, unlucky in love.

J’en ai ras le bol! I’ve had it!

Je n’en reviens pas. I can’t believe it.

se mettre en colère – to get mad

se mettre en route – to set out

Here are some verbs with en:

agir en to act like / as
avoir confiance en to trust
casser en (morceaux, trois) To break in(to) (pieces, two)
se changer en to change into
convertir quelque chose en to convert something into
couper en (deux) to cut in (two)
se déguiser en to disguise oneself as
écrire en (française, ligne) to write (in French, on line)
mésurer en (mètres) to measure in (meters)
se mettre en colère to get mad
se mettre en route to set out
partir en (guerre) to leave for (war)
partir en (voiture) to leave by/in (car)
traduire en (français) to translate into (French)
transformer quelque chose en (quelque chose) to change something into something
se vendre en (bouteilles) to be sold in (bottles)
voyager en (train, taxi) to travel by (train, taxi)
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