French Prepositions

French Prepositions

If you're trying to learn French Prepositions you will find some useful resources including a course about time and place prepositions and and demonstrative pronouns... to help you with your French 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 French. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!

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French Prepositions

Learning the French 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 French language. But first we need to know what the role of Prepositions is in the structure of the grammar in French.

French 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 PrepositionsFrench Prepositions
PrepositionsPrépositions
inside the houseintérieur de la maison
outside the carextérieur de la voiture
with meavec moi
without himsans lui
under the tablesous la table
after tomorrowaprès-demain
before sunsetavant le coucher du soleil
but I'm busyMais je suis occupé

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

List of Prepositions in French

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

English PrepositionsFrench Prepositions
aboutsur
aboveau-dessus
acrossà travers
afteraprès
againstcontre
amongentre
aroundautour de
ascomme
atà
beforeavant
behindderrière
belowen dessous
beneathsous
besideà côté de
betweenentre
beyondau-delà
butmais
bypar
despitemalgré
downvers le bas
duringau cours de
exceptsauf
forpour
fromà partir de
indans
insideà l'intérieur
intodans
nearprès de
nextprochain
ofde
onsur
oppositeopposé
outà
outsideà l'extérieur
oversur
perpar
plusplus
roundtour
sincedepuis
thanque
throughpar
tilljusqu'à
toà
towardvers
undersous
unlikecontrairement à
untiljusqu'à ce que
upjusqu'à
viavia
withavec
withindans
withoutsans
two wordsdeux mots
according toselon
because ofen raison de
close toprès de
due toà cause de
except forà l'exception de
far fromloin d'être
inside ofl'intérieur de
instead ofau lieu de
near toprès de
next toà côté de
outside ofen dehors des
prior toavant
three wordstrois mots
as far asautant que
as well asaussi bien que
in addition toen plus de
in front ofen face de
in spite ofen dépit de
on behalf ofau nom de
on top ofau sommet de
demonstrativesprépositions démonstratifs
thiscette
thatqui
theseces
thoseceux

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


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