Prepositions

 
See the Origin of the Prepositions in the modern Romance languages.
See the List of the prepositions in Classical Latin.
 
     
  a to; in, at, on
amb with
cap (cap a) towards
damunt on
de of; from
des de from; since
dins into, inside
en in
entre between, among
fins until; up to
per because of, for; by (pass. voice)
per a for
rere (darrere) behind
sense without
sobre on, over 
sota under
...

Contracted forms

The prepositions a, de and per, when followed by a masculine definite article, are merged with it to form a contraction:
 
Articles
P r e p o s i t i o n s
a
de
per
el
al
del
pel
els
als
dels
pels

However, if the word following the article begins with a vowel, the contraction is not formed:

The big rule in this respect is that whenever it is possible to put an apostrophe or to do another thing, the right thing to do is to put the apostrophe; and that apostrophes must be placed in the rightmost possible position. This is also true of pronoun combinations (which, however, we will not study in full detail).
 
 


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