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Michael Jackson is in the stadium

Sheri D.A1Kwiziq community member

Michael Jackson is in the stadium

Why "dans"?  Isn't stadium a general place rather than a specific one?  Like "in prison" = "en la prision"?

Asked 1 year ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Sheri,

Dans is used when it means an actual, physical place = in the/a/his ...  while en is used when it refers more to a general, abstract,  symbolic  place = in ...

Michael Jackson is in the stadium -> "in the" -> dans le stade

Also, in French you would never have "Michael Jackson est en stade".

See here : en vs dans

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

Michael Jackson is in the stadium

Why "dans"?  Isn't stadium a general place rather than a specific one?  Like "in prison" = "en la prision"?

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