Do we also use and for horses, bicycles, and other smaller means of transport? Or only for transport we get inside of?

Fahad

Kwiziq community member

26 March 2019

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Do we also use and for horses, bicycles, and other smaller means of transport? Or only for transport we get inside of?

This question relates to:
French lesson "Monter dans, descendre de = To get on, off transportation (prepositions)"

Marie

Kwiziq language super star

9 April 2019

9/04/19

Hi Fahad!

 

To express that one is getting on a horse, a bicycle, a scooter and any form of transports that you don't get inside of, the correct preposition to use is "sur". 

 

For example: "Il monte sur son cheval" (He gets on his horse).

 

However, when one is getting off a horse, bicycle, etc, you would still say "descendre de" as for a bus, a car, a train...

 

For example: "Elle va descendre de son vélo" (She's going to get off her bicycle)

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