French Prepositions of Location

French Prepositions of Location

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L’éléphant est devant la chaise.

The elephant is in front of the chair.

DERRIÈRE

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Le chien est derrière le garçon.

The dog is behind the boy.

À CÔTÉ DE

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Le lapin est à côté du chaton.

The rabbit is next to the kitten.

SOUS

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La fille lit sous un arbre.

The girl is reading under a tree.

DANS

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Les fruits sont dans le panier.

The fruit is in the basket.

SUR

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Le chien est sur le fauteuil.

The dog is on the armchair.

ENTRE

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Le chien est entre les lapins.

The dog is between the rabbits.

PAR TERRE

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La glace est tombée par terre.

The ice cream cone fell on the floor.

CONTRE

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Le chat se repose contre la poubelle.

The cat is resting against the trashcan.

AU MILIEU

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La cheminée est au milieu de la pièce.

The fireplace is in the middle of the room.

AU DESSUS

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L’avion vole au dessus des nuages.

The plane is flying above the clouds.

EN DESSOUS

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Nous sommes en dessous de la Tour Eiffel.

We are beneath the Eiffel Tower.

À GAUCHE DE

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Le chien est à gauche de sa niche.

The dog is to the left of his doghouse.

À DROITE DE

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La maman est à droite de son bébé.

The mom is to the right of her baby.

LE LUTIN

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Le lutin est près de la chaise.

The elf is near the chair.

EN FACE DE

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Je suis assise en face de ma copine.

I am seated opposite my friend.

These prepositions are very useful when describing where something or someone is located. We often use prepositions of location with stressed pronouns.

chez at the home of chez toi at your house
dans in dans la voiture in the car
à l’

à la

au

aux

at à l’école

à la plage

au cinéma

aux États-Unis

at school

at the beach

at the cinema

in the United States

derrière behind derrière moi behind me
devant in front of devant vous in front of you
loin de far from loin d’eux far from them
près de near près de lui near him
à côté de next to à côté d’elle next to her
à gauche de to the left of à gauche de nous to the left of us
à droite de to the right of à droite d’elles to the right of them
au milieu de in the middle of au milieu du champs in the middle of the field
sur on sur le bureau on the desk
sous under sous la table under the table
en face de opposite en face de la poste opposite the post office
au dessus de above au dessus de ma tête over my head
en dessous de beneath en dessous de mes pieds beneath my feet
en in en France in France
entre between entre nous between us

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