1. amorrisr Senior Member

    English - Ireland
    I am translating "standing on the stairs" into French and am having difficulty with the preposition.

    is it: debout dans l'escalier?

    Merci bien!
  2. sound shift

    sound shift Senior Member

    Derby (central England)
    English - England
    I would have said sur, but I am not a native speaker.
  3. Maître Capello

    Maître Capello Mod et ratures

    Suisse romande
    French – Switzerland
    You should use dans if talking about the staircase but sur if referring to a stair step.

    dans l'escalier / sur une marche d'escalier
  4. amorrisr Senior Member

    English - Ireland
    merci bien!

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