Prepositions of place: position and movement in French

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Prepositions of place: position and movement

The prepositions à, en and au are used when referring to specific places, locations or destinations.
J’habite à Paris, en France. I live in Paris, in France.
Demain, je vais en Angleterre. Tomorrow, I’m going to England.
Je suis au Canada. I’m in Canada.
Je vais aux États-Unis. ♂♂ I’m going to the United States.
The preposition vers means ‘towards (a particular location)‘ or can indicate proximity, but not a particular place:
Je marche vers l’église. I’m walking to/towards the church.
Note: We use the preposition chez to indicate someone’s address. This can be translated in different ways in English.
Je suis chez Victor I’m at Victor’s house.
Je vais chez le coiffeur I’m going to the hairdresser’s.

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