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Prépositions - French Prepositions

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. These pages will help you to understand French prepositions. Click on the underlined prepositions for specific information about meaning, usage, and more.

(If this seems too complicated, take a look at my lesson on prepositions for beginners)

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

Grammatical note: the noun that follows the preposition can sometimes be replaced by an object pronoun.


Verbs with Prepositions     Verbs without Prepositions

Temporal Prepositions     More Preposition Lessons

Parts of Speech


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