The French preposition 🇫🇷 DE 🇫🇷 + BONUS 🎁

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In this article you are going to learn how to use the French preposition 🇫🇷 DE 🇫🇷 👍

  • Why I wrote this article ? : Because using prepositions correctly when talking to someone is one of the biggest difficulties for people who learn French.
  • What there is to know : The preposition is a short and unchanging word (it cannot be deleted). It is a connecting word, in a sentence, it connects words or groups of words.
  • How to improve the use of prepositions? :
    -Take, for example, 2 x 5 minutes per day to repeat the sentences you will read in this article and in the bonus video !
    -Watch / listen to the video of the article and the bonus video, 2 X 5 minutes per day (or as many times as it is necessary for you to understand), and repeat the sentences.

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The French preposition DE

DE + addition of name (place)

You won't make any errors with the 🇫🇷 French preposition DE 🇫🇷  when you are talking to someone 👍
The French preposition DE to express the ORIGIN

The French preposition DE – TO EXPRESS THE ORIGIN 🌇

Watch out for contractions :
de + ledu
de + lesdes
de before a word that begins with a vowel (a, e, i, o, u, y) becomes d’
de d’

You won't make any errors with the 🇫🇷 French preposition DE 🇫🇷  when you are talking to someone 👍
You won't make any errors with the 🇫🇷 French preposition DE 🇫🇷  when you are talking to someone 👍

Il vient de Chine.
He is from China.

Nous revenons du (de + le) Japon.
We come back from Japan.

Elle part de Lyon.
She leaves from Lyon.

Elle arrive de la gare.
She comes from the station.

Je viens de l’aéroport.
I come from the airport.

Tu pars du (de + le) restaurant.
You leave from the restaurant.

Nous venons du (de + le) port de plaisance.
We come from the marina.

Vous arrivez du (de + le) travail.
You arrive from work.

Ils reviennent de la montagne.
They come back from the mountain.

Elles rentrent de la plage.
They come back from the beach.

Elle vient de France.
She is from France.

Elle vient d’Australie.
She comes from Australia.

Il vient d’Allemagne.
He is from Germany.

Nous venons des (de + les) États-Unis.
We come from the United States of America.

Je viens du (de + le) Canada.
I come from Canada.

Tu viens de Russie.
You come from Russia.

ls viennent de Colombie.
They come from Colombia.

Elles sont originaires de Paris.
They are from Paris.

Vous êtes d’Angleterre.
You are from England.

Je suis d’Irlande.
I’m from Ireland.

DE + addition of name (possession)

You won't make any errors with the 🇫🇷 French preposition DE 🇫🇷  when you are talking to someone 👍
The French preposition DE to express the POSSESSION

The French preposition DE – TO EXPRESS POSSESSION ⌚💻🔑🔭👓

Watch out for contractions : de + les des

You won't make any errors with the 🇫🇷 French preposition DE 🇫🇷  when you are talking to someone 👍
You won't make any errors with the 🇫🇷 French preposition DE 🇫🇷  when you are talking to someone 👍

Le jouet de Gilles.
Gilles’ toy.

C’est la robe de Sophie.
This is Sophie’s dress.

La voiture de Marc.
Marc’s car.

C’est la maison de Julie et Franck.
This is the home of Julie and Franck.

La copine de Juliette.
Juliette’s friend.

L’ordinateur de Thomas.
Thomas’s computer.

La chambre de Catherine.
Catherine’s room.

Les clés de Mathieu.
Mathieu’s keys.

Les chaussures des (de + les) filles.
Girls’ shoes.

Les sacs à dos des (de + les) garçons.
Boys’ backpacks.

La maison de nos parents.
Our parents’ house.

DE + addition of name (material)

You won't make any errors with the 🇫🇷 French preposition DE 🇫🇷  when you are talking to someone 👍
The French preposition DE to express the MATERIAL

The French preposition DE – TO EXPRESS THE MATERIAL 💎 🌳

Watch out for contraction :
de before a word that begins with a vowel (a, e, i, o, u, y) becomes d’
de d’

You won't make any errors with the 🇫🇷 French preposition DE 🇫🇷  when you are talking to someone 👍
You won't make any errors with the 🇫🇷 French preposition DE 🇫🇷  when you are talking to someone 👍

Une statue de marbre.
A marble statue.

Un morceau de bois.
A piece of wood.

Il a un cœur de pierre. (= il n’a pas de sentiments)
He has a heart of stone. (= he has no feelings)

Une barre de fer.
An iron bar.

Une sculpture de métal.
A metal sculpture.

Une table d’ébène.
An ebony table.

La médaille d’or et la médaille d’argent.
The gold medal and the silver medal.

Une santé de fer. (= être en très bonne santé)
Strong health. (= to be in very good health)

Les chevaux de bois.
The wooden horses.

Les poupées de cire.
The wax dolls.

DE + addition of name (the content)

You won't make any errors with the 🇫🇷 French preposition DE 🇫🇷  when you are talking to someone 👍
The French preposition DE to express the CONTENT

The French preposition DE – TO EXPRESS THE CONTENT 🏺 🥛

Watch out for contractions :
de before a word that begins with a vowel (a, e, i, o, u, y) becomes d’
de d’

You won't make any errors with the 🇫🇷 French preposition DE 🇫🇷  when you are talking to someone 👍
You won't make any errors with the 🇫🇷 French preposition DE 🇫🇷  when you are talking to someone 👍

Un verre de vin.
A glass of wine.

Une carafe d’eau.
A jug of water.

Un verre de lait.
A glass of milk.

Une bouteille de vin.
A bottle of wine.

Un verre de jus de pomme.
A glass of apple juice.

Un verre d’eau.
A glass of water.

Une bouteille de bière.
A bottle of beer.

Un réservoir d’eau.
A water tank.

Une chute d’eau.
A waterfall.

Un château d’eau.
A water tower.

Une tasse de café.
A cup of coffee.

DE … à / au / jusqu’au … + addition of time

You won't make any errors with the 🇫🇷 French preposition DE 🇫🇷  when you are talking to someone 👍
The French preposition DE to express the TIME

The French preposition DE – TO EXPRESS THE TIME ⏱ ⏰ ⏳

Watch out for contraction : de + ledu

You won't make any errors with the 🇫🇷 French preposition DE 🇫🇷  when you are talking to someone 👍

Nous avons des vacances de juin à septembre.
We have holidays from June to September.

Nous avons cours de 9 heures à midi.
We have classes from 9 am to noon.

Nous t’attendons à partir de 10 heures.
We are waiting for you from 10 a.m.

Tu seras là de 14 heures à 16 heures.
You will be there from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Vous êtes en vacances du (de + le) 1er Juillet au 31 Août.
You are on vacation from July the 1rst to August the 31rd.

Elles seront à la maison de 18 heures à 21 heures.
They will be at home from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Ils travaillent de lundi à dimanche.
They work from Monday to Sunday.

Je suis à l’université du (de + le) matin jusqu’au soir.
I am at university from morning until night.

Elles ont attendu leurs copines de 14 heures à 14 heures 30.
They waited for their friends from 2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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