I don't get French prepositions!
December 4, 2012 3:57 PM Subscribe
Dear French speaking Mefites: I am an idiot. I can't get the prepositions down! Knowing when to say "au" or "du" is KILLING me. I've made cheat sheets and have memorized most of the set phrases I can, but when I'm writing on my own I inevitably foul it up or blank. Can you help?
posted by two lights above the sea to Writing & Language (11 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
My professor says that there are no tricks or easy ways to remember them, but you are a clever bunch, so maybe there's something I'm just not getting that you can help me with. Or you can just yell at me. I don't know why this is giving me so much trouble! I feel like a failure. How do I know when it's du vs. au or any other combination of prepositions?
I give you permission to speak to me like a 5 year old. Thank you!