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preposition

noun [C]  us   /ˌprep·əˈzɪʃ·ən/
grammar a word that connects a noun, a noun phrase, or a pronoun to another word, esp. to a verb, another noun, or an adjective: In the sentence, "We jumped in the lake," "in" is a preposition, and in the sentence, "I heard the sound of loud music," "of" is a preposition.
Translations of “preposition”
in Arabic 13. حَرْف جَرّ (نَحو)…
in Korean 전치사…
in Malaysian kata depan…
in French préposition…
in Turkish edat…
in Italian preposizione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 介系詞,前置詞…
in Russian предлог (в грамматике)…
in Polish przyimek…
in Vietnamese giới từ…
in Spanish preposición…
in Portuguese preposição…
in Thai คำบุพบท…
in German die Präposition…
in Catalan preposició…
in Japanese (文法)前置詞(on や at など)…
in Indonesian kata depan, preposisi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 介词,前置词…
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