French Preposition (en)

Definition: En is nearly always used directly in front of a noun, with no article. It can indicate all of the following:
  1. Location

    il est en prison he is in jail
    j'habite en banlieu I live in the suburbs

  2. Time

    en août in August
    en 3 jours in three days
    en semaine during the week

  3. Like or as

    Je te parle en ami I'm speaking to you as a friend
    Il agit en enfant He's acting like a kid

  4. Means

    voyager en train to travel by train
    rentrer en taxi to return by taxi

  5. Condition or appearance

    être en bonne santé to be in good health
    être en guerre to be at war
    être en pyjama to be in pajamas

  6. Transformation

    traduire en français to translate into French
    se déguiser en .... to disguise oneself as....
    transformer une salle en bureau to change a room into an office

  7. Material

    un pull en laine wool sweater
    une maison en bois wooden house




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