French Prepositions for Cities = à & de

French prepositions for cities

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In this grammar lesson you will learn about the French prepositions for cities.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • the French prepositions for cities
  • how French prepositions are sentences
  • how you can immediately test your knowledge on the French prepositions for cities
  • the way to download Anki files for the French prepositions for cities

Please refer to the French A1 Curriculum to get a better overview of French grammar, if you are curious about how prepositions fit in A1 grammar.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about the French prepositions for cities!

Table of Contents

The French Prepositions for Cities

You use à when you want to describe going to or being in a city

Je vais à Lyon.

I am going to Lyon.

Il est à Toulouse.

He is in Toulouse.

Ils vont à Cannes.

They are going to Cannes.

You use de when you want to describe beingcoming or returning from a city. 

Je suis de Lille.

I am from Lille.

Elles viennent de Nancy.

They are coming from Nancy.

Elle revient de Nantes.

She is returning from Nantes.

Sentences Overview of French Prepositions for Cities

The final section of this lesson on French prepositions for cities is about seeing the prepositions in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding on French prepositions for cities through examples.

Je vais à Lyon.

I am going to Lyon.

Je suis de Lille.

I am from Lille.

Il est à Toulouse.

He is in Toulouse.

Elle revient de Nantes.

She is returning from Nantes.

Ils vont à Cannes.

They are going to Cannes.

Elles viennent de Nancy.

They are coming from Nancy.

Test Your Knowledge on French Prepositions for Cities

It’s not enough just to read the article on this lesson.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

It is also for this reason that it is recommended to download the Anki Decks and do them.

At the end of every lesson you can do a small test.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want.

Anki File for French Prepositions for Cities

It is important to do the Anki excercises for this lesson, so that you can remember what you just studied.

By downloading the Anki File for French A1 you can practice every French A1 lesson that is on Language Atlas.

At this moment the Anki File for this lesson doesn’t exist yet. However, in due time this will be available on Language Atlas.

If you don’t know why you should use Anki, or don’t know how to use Anki or merge Anki files please click here.

Anki can be downloaded from here.

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