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 aot 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

    tre en bonne sant to be in good health
    tre en guerre to be at war
    tre en pyjama to be in pajamas

  6. Transformation

    traduire en franais to translate into French
    se dguiser 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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