FR: I live in Notting Hill in London

Discussion in 'French and English Grammar / Grammaire française et anglaise' started by Charlie51, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. Charlie51 Senior Member

    West Midlands
    English
    I know that you use "à" with a town to say "in/at/to" e.g. "J'habite à Londres."

    If you want to say "I live in Notting Hill in London", is it still "à" each time e.g. "J'habite à Notting Hill à Londres"?

    Merci à l'avance!
     
  2. takk Junior Member

    français - France
    Yes, you are right: "à" is used most of the time with a town, a district or any specific place. I should say that you can also find "J'habite Notting Hill" or "J'habite Londres", which are also correct, I am not sure there is even a difference actually...

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    Hope it helps!
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2011
  3. Charlie51 Senior Member

    West Midlands
    English
    Merci beaucoup, takk!
     
  4. Gary123 Junior Member

    English
    Hi. This looks like it has been answered above but I just want to confirm:
    Is it ok to say à twice? ie. J'habite à Notting Hill à Londres?
    Just looks a bit funny with 'à' twice so wanted to make sure!
    Merci!
     
  5. Oddmania

    Oddmania Senior Member

    France
    French
    Hi,

    I guess it's just as funny as "I live in Notting Hill in London" in English, with in three times! :D Two locations, hence two à's, it's correct.
     
  6. Gary123 Junior Member

    English
    Merci Oddmania!
     
  7. snarkhunter

    snarkhunter Senior Member

    France, Région parisienne
    French - France
    If you want to avoid repeating "à / dans", you may specify the district:

    "J'habite (à) Londres, dans le quartier de Notting Hill."

    Actually, there's plenty of ways of putting such a sentence!
     

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