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French Prefixes

Learn about different French prefixes, how to use them, and what they mean.

A - French Prefix
The French prefix a, known as a privatif (privative a), is added to adjectives and nouns to indicate negation or deprivation.

Ci- French Prefix
The French prefix ci- can be added to adverbs, prepositions, or adjectives to indicate the location of something mentioned in a document.

In - French Prefix
The French prefix in is added to many adjectives as well as some adverbs and nouns to create their opposites.

Là- French Prefix
The French prefix là- can be added to some adverbs to indicate location.

Re - French Prefix
The French prefix re- can be added to hundreds if not thousands of verbs to make new verbs. Depending on the first letter of the word it's added to, re- has a few different spellings, as well as has some different meanings.

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