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Grammar – Prepositions with cities/countries

grammar explanation - prepositions with countries

In French, prepositions with countries and cities are going to change according to the rules below:

  • for cities/towns/villages, use à:
    J’habite à Londres. (I live in London.)

  • for feminine countries (countries ending with the letter -e), use en:
    J’étudie en France. (I study in France.)

  • for masculine countries (ie not ending with -e or -s), use au:
    Je travaille au Brésil. (I work in Brazil.)

  • for plural countries (ie ending with -s), use aux (the -x is silent):
    Je suis né aux Pays-Bas. (I was born in the Netherlands.)

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