Portuguese Prepositions

Learn how to say the prepositions in Portuguese

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16. Portuguese Prepositions

The most common prepositions in Portuguese are:

a at ao lado de beside
com with ao redor de around
contra against perto de near
de of, from longe de far from
em in, on em frente a in front of
entre between, among em baixo de below, under
cerca de towards, about em frente de opposite
para for, in order, by atrás de behind
por for, through, along, via em cima de above
sobre on, over até till, until
sem without desde from, since

The word after the prepositions em and de sometimes needs to have the article, so you combine the two words.

em + o = no  -  em + a = na  -  em + um = num  -  em + uma = numa

de + o = do  -  de + a = da  -  de + um = dum  -  de + uma = duma

a + o = ao  -  a + a = à

Estou no escritório.     I'm in the office.

Ficamos numa fazenda.   We stayed at a farm.


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