Preposition Problems


Here are five sentences that use a different preposition in English. Be careful when translating word for word – it often doesn’t work.

I’m married to an Italian – je suis marié avec une italienne

I worked all day in the rain – je travaillais toute la journée sous la pluie

I’m interested in opera – je suis intéressé par l’opéra

Drive through the tunnel – conduis sous la tunnel

I’m on the bus – je suis dans le bus

Notice also the difference between:

He is at the hospital – (he’s visiting someone who is sick)
He is in hospital – (he is a patient being treated by the doctors)