When we talk about prepositions, we remember grammar (whether in Portuguese and English, another language), and we find it a very boring subject, this is because we are not familiar with the subject.
Today we’re going to see the grammar, but don’t worry, it will be really fun to understand the prepositions in Portuguese and English.
The big question that remains is "What is Preposition?" the answer is simpler than the question, it serves as a “bridge” connecting one word to another, let's see an example:
Yesterday I was sweeping the house with the broom
Note that the preposition (with) connected the words "house" and "broom", this is an example of a preposition. In this article we will avoid giving sentences translation, but in the prepositions we will put her correspondent in Portuguese.
Prepositions in Portuguese and English
You certainly know the most famous phrase in the English language: THE BOOK IS ON THE TABLE, yes, that phrase is linked to a preposition and that is the ON which corresponds to our “on top of” or “about [something]”.
Let's see some more and see some examples.
|On||below, under||The subway is on the street.|
|In||In, within||The bird is in Katy's house.|
|Out of||Outside of||The green bus is out of the garage.|
|Between||Get in (something)||She is between Me and You.|
|Beside||Beside||God is besides good people.|
|Far||Far from||Brazil is far from China|
|Near||Close||Italy is near from Portugal.|
|From||From (source)||You come from Tokyo.|
|About||About, about, about.||She talks about the war in Syria.|
|After||After||After lunch, I work.|
|Against||Against, in opposition to||The truth is against the lie.|
|Before||Before||Before I was a bad person.|
|Behind||Ago, after||Behind the scenes of Rihanna's video clip.|
|Of||of the||Music of Japan.|
|Since||since then||Since many ears the bible is sold.|
|through||by, by, by, through||Through hand´s human have war.|
|To||For (used with VERB)||I go to the pub to drink|
|For||For (used with NOUN)||I go to the pub for tranqui|