outside? en dehors de versus à l'extérieur de please explain.

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

outside? en dehors de versus à l'extérieur de please explain.

Asked 5 years ago
AurélieKwiziq team memberCorrect answer
Bonjour Jim !

Thank you very much for this question, which highlighted some confusion in the original lesson.
Indeed, "à l'extérieur de" is the way to express "outside *location*".
Thanks to you, I've updated the lesson to make it much clearer, and address the distinction with "en dehors de".
Please have a look:
À côté de, en face de, à l'extérieur de, à l'intérieur de, près de, loin de, au coin de (French Prepositions)

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Salut Aurélie, Many thanks for the clarification I needed to understand the nuance and you have helped with that point. Best wishes, Alan (Jim)

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