In this grammar lesson, you’ll get a basic understanding of the prepositions “em” and “de”.
Em → This is a preposition of place. It contracts with articles:
Depending on the situation, em can be used either in its plain form or contracted with the article. A few examples:
Note that we typically use the plain form when referring to countries and the contracted form when referring to cities (as exemplified above with Noruega and Lisboa). However, there are several exceptions. Here’re are two examples:
De → This is a preposition of origin. It also contracts with the articles:
Like em, de can be used in its plain form or contracted with the article according to the same principles:
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Completa as frases com as preposições aqui em baixo.
Fill in the blanks with the prepositions here below.
em, no, na de, do, da.
Worth reading! Here’re a couple of reads to consolidate and go beyond this lesson: