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1 April 2018
Isn't en interchangeable with dans?
And yet it's a wrong answer.
This question relates to:French lesson "Using dans, sur, sous, devant, derrière, entre to say in, on top of, under, in front of, behind (prepositions)"
2 April 2018
No, "en" is not interchangable with "dans". "En" is used in a more general sense to connote the meaning of within. "Dans" is usually quite literally in.
Je suis en classe. -- I am attending a lesson.Je suis dans la classe. -- I am in the classroom.
Je viens en voiture. -- I come by car.Je suis dans la voiture. -- I am in the car.
Je suis en prison. -- I am incarcerated.Je suis dans la prison. -- I am in the prison building (because, maybe, I work there).
-- Chris (not a native speaker).
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