Preposition prie

14 November 2013 by Pigmalijonas

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The preposition prie usually means near or next to.

Prie requires the genitive case.

Prie mokyklos. Near the school.
Aš esu prie universiteto. I am near the university.
Mano sesė gyvena prie parko. My sister lives near the park.
Vilnius nėra prie Kauno. Vilnius is not next to Kaunas.
Lietuva yra prie Latvijos. Lithuania is near Latvia.

With verbs of movement it can also mean towards:

Jis eina prie mokyklos. He is walking towards the school. / He is walking near the school.
Studentai bėga prie universiteto. The students are running towards the university. / The students are running near the university.

Word Meaning
prie 1. near
aš gyvenu prie mokyklos
I live near the school
2. towards
vaikas bėga prie mamos
the child is running towards his mother
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