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près

English translation of près

near

The French word 'près' is used to denote a close physical or metaphorical proximity, similar to how it's used in English. It can be used as both an adverb and a preposition, so it can describe where someone or something is or a period when something happens that is not far-off. For example, 'Il habite près de la gare' means 'He lives near the station.'


Example sentences using: près

Le restaurant est près du parc.

English translation of Le restaurant est près du parc.

The restaurant is near the park.

Here, 'près' is used to describe the location of the restaurant relative to the park.

Je vis près de l'école.

English translation of Je vis près de l'école.

I live near the school.

This sentence uses 'près' to express proximity. It can be used to explain that something is close to something else, in this instance, it means 'close to' or 'near'.

Il s'assit près de la fenêtre.

English translation of Il s'assit près de la fenêtre.

He sat near the window.

In this sentence, 'près' is used to demonstrate where the subject, in this case 'he', is sitting relative to the window.

Nous nous sommes arrêtés près d'une rivière.

English translation of Nous nous sommes arrêtés près d'une rivière.

We stopped near a river.

This sentence uses 'près' to indicate that the action of stopping occurred close to a river.

Les enfants jouent près de l'arbre.

English translation of Les enfants jouent près de l'arbre.

The children play near the tree.

In this sentence, 'près' is used to describe where the children are playing. It implies that they are not far from the tree.

Elle habite près d'ici.

English translation of Elle habite près d'ici.

She lives near here.

This sentence uses 'près' to express that the place where 'she' lives is not far from the current location.

Je travaille près de la gare.

English translation of Je travaille près de la gare.

I work near the station.

In this sentence, 'près' is used to indicate that the speaker's workplace is in close proximity to the station.

J'ai trouvé mon chat près du garage.

English translation of J'ai trouvé mon chat près du garage.

I found my cat near the garage.

This sentence uses 'près' to specify where the subject, in this case 'my cat', was found.

C'est près du centre commercial.

English translation of C'est près du centre commercial.

It's near the shopping center.

'Près' in this sentence is used to indicate that 'It', whatever 'It' might represent, is located close to the shopping center.

L'hôtel est près de l'aéroport.

English translation of L'hôtel est près de l'aéroport.

The hotel is near the airport.

In this sentence, 'près' describes the location of the hotel - that it is near, or close to, the airport.

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