Apprendre la Langue Française (Part 53): les prépositions (une introduction)


Source: french.about.com

Prepositions are words which link two related parts of a sentence. They are placed in front of nouns in order to indicate a relationship between that noun and the verb, adjective, or noun that precedes it.

Je parle à Jean. I’m talking to Jean.
Il est de Paris. He is from Paris.
Le livre est pour toi. The book is for you.

à to, at, in envers toward
à côté de next to, beside environ approximately
après after hors de outside of
au sujet de about, on the subject of jusque until, up to, even
avant before loin de far from
avec with malgré despite
chez at the home/office of, among par by, through
contre against parmi among
d’après according to pendant during
de from, of, about pour for
depuis since, for près de near
derrière in back of, behind quant à as for, regarding
devant in front of sans without
durant during, while selon according to
en in, on, to sous under
en dehors de outside of suivant according to
en face de facing, across from sur on
entre between vers toward

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