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French Prepositions

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Common
French
English
preposition
equivalent
à
après
avant
avec
chez
at, in
after
before
with
at/to ...'s
house/place;
on/from the
premises of,
from/at ...'s (with
a company name)
Contre
dans
de
against
in(side)
of, from
depuis
since, from
derrière
behind
devant
in front of,
outside (the front
of)
en
in
Comments
à+le>au; à+les>aux
For example: chez moi = at my
place; je passe chez toi = I'll come
round to your place; je l'ai acheté
chez Darty = I bought it at
Darty('s)
de+le>du, de+les>des
Also translates English for when
used to indicate a continuing
action, e.g. I've been
working for two days = je
travaille depuis deux jours
Used mainly with feminine
countries and certain figurative
expressions
entre
between, among
envers
towards
The preposition envers means
"towards" as in "I was
kind towards him"; when talking
about physical
motion towards something, or
progress towards a
solution, vers is used.
environ
about,
approximately
Used postpositionally about a third
of the time, e.g. about 30 people can
be either environ 30
personnes or 30 personnes
environ.
par
by, through
pendant
during
pour
sans
sauf
for
without
except
selon
according to,
depending on
sous
under(neath)
sur
on
vers
towards
Also used to mean "for" with a past
duration of time.
Also used with dates to mean "in
around...", "circa...". See also the
preposition envers (above).
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