Malagasy Prepositions

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


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Malagasy Prepositions

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

Malagasy 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 PrepositionsMalagasy Prepositions
PrepositionsMpisolo tena tapisaka
inside the houseao anaty trano
outside the carivelan'ny fiara
with memiaraka amiko
without himtsy miaraka aminy
under the tableao ambany latabatra
after tomorrowrafaka ampitso
before sunsetalohan'ny filentehan'ny masoandro
but I'm busyka sahirana aho

Notice the structure of the Prepositions in Malagasy.

List of Prepositions in Malagasy

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

English PrepositionsMalagasy Prepositions
aboutmikasika
aboveambony
acrossmanerana
afteraoriana
againstmifanohitra
amongamin'
aroundmanodidina
astahaka
atany
beforealoha
behindaoriana
belowambany
beneathambany
besideakaiky
betweenampovoany
beyondalavitra
butka
byamin'ny alalan'ny
despitena dia
downambany
duringnandritra
exceptankoatry ny
fornoho
fromavy amin'
inanaty
insideanaty
intoanaty
nearakaiky
nextakaiky
ofny
onambony
oppositemifanohitra
outivelan'ny
outsideivelan'ny
overmanerana
perisaky ny
plusmanampy
round
sincenanomboka
thannoho
throughamin'ny alalan'ny
tillhatramin'
tohatrany
towardmikasika
underambany
unliketsy tahaka
untilhatramin'ny
uphatramin'ny
viaamin'ny alalan'ny
withmiaraka
withinanaty
withouttsy miaraka
two wordsteny roa
according toamiko
because ofnoho ny
close toakaikin'
due tonoho ny
except forankoatry ny
far fromlavitra
inside ofanaty
instead oftoy izay
near toakaikin'
next toakaikin'
outside ofivelan'ny
prior toteo aloha/taloha
three wordsteny telo
as far asraha miresaka mikasika ny
as well astahaka izany ihany koa
in addition toankoatr'izany
in front ofeo anoloan'ny/manoloana ny
in spite ofna dia
on behalf ofho an'
on top ofambony indrindra
demonstrative pronounsMpanondro
thisity
thatito
theseiretsy
thoseiretsy

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


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