Estonian Prepositions

Estonian Prepositions

If you're trying to learn Estonian Prepositions you will find some useful resources including a course about time and place prepositions and and demonstrative pronouns... to help you with your Estonian grammar. Try to concentrate on the lesson and notice the pattern that occurs each time the word changes its place. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Estonian. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

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Estonian Prepositions

Learning the Estonian Prepositions is very important because its structure is used in every day conversation. The more you master it the more you get closer to mastering the Estonian language. But first we need to know what the role of Prepositions is in the structure of the grammar in Estonian.

Estonian prepositions link nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. The word or phrase that the preposition introduces is called the object of the preposition. Here are some examples:

English PrepositionsEstonian Prepositions
Prepositionseessõnad
inside the housemaja sees
outside the carväljaspool autot
with meminuga
without himilma temata
under the tablelaua all
after tomorrowpärast homset
before sunsetenne päikeseloojangut
but I'm busyaga ma olen hõivatud

As you can see from the example above, the structure of the Prepositions in Estonian has a logical pattern. Locate the Prepositions above and see how it works with the rest of the sentence in Estonian.

List of Prepositions in Estonian

Below is a list of the Time place and demonstrative pronouns in Estonian placed in a table. Memorizing this table will help you add very useful and important words to your Estonian vocabulary.

English PrepositionsEstonian Prepositions
aboutumbes
aboveüle
acrossüle
afterpärast
againstvastu
amongseas
aroundümber
asnagu
atjuures
beforeenne
behindtaga
belowallpool
beneathall
besidekõrval
betweenvahel
beyondüle
butkuid
bykõrval
despitevaatamata
downalla
duringjooksul
exceptvälja arvatud
foreest
frompärit
insees
insidesees
intosisse
nearlähedal
nextjärgmine
ofkohta
onkohta
oppositevastupidine
outvälja
outsideväljaspool
overüle
perkohta
pluspluss
roundümmargune
sincekuna
thankui
throughläbi
tillkuni
tokuni
towardsuunas
underall
unlikeerinevalt
untilkuni
upüles
viakaudu
withkoos
withinjooksul
withoutilma
two wordskaks sõna
according tovastavalt
because oftõttu
close tolähedal
due totõttu
except forvälja arvatud
far fromkaugel
inside ofsees
instead ofasemel
near tolähedal
next tokõrval
outside ofväljaspool
prior toenne
three wordskolm sõna
as far asniipalju kui
as well asniisamuti kui
in addition tolisaks
in front ofees
in spite ofhoolimata
on behalf ofnimel
on top ofpeal
demonstrative pronounsdemonstratiivsed eessõnad
thissee
thatsee / too
theseneed
thosenood

Time place and demonstrative pronouns have a very important role in Estonian, therefore they need very special attention. Once you're done with Estonian Prepositions, you might want to check the rest of our Estonian lessons here: Learn Estonian. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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