Chez vs. à la

IvyB2Kwiziq community member

Chez vs. à la

Why would you say "chez pharmacie" instead of "à la pharmacie"?

Asked 4 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Ivy,

You can say -

Je vais chez le pharmacien/la pharmacienne ( pharmacist) 

or 

à la pharmacie ( shop)

Hope that helps!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Whenever the location signifies a person, you use chez. Chez le docteur, chez le pharmacien, chez moi, etc.

Otherwise it is à: à l'hôpial, à la pharmacie, à la maison, etc.

Chez vs. à la

Why would you say "chez pharmacie" instead of "à la pharmacie"?

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