Okay, I've decided to stick with French a little longer. After all, if others can do it, I can too.
Absolutely! Well said.
What are you going to teach me today?
We'll have a look at what we officially call prepositions.
What are those?
The prepositions are really short words that are usually placed in front of nouns, like in.
Prepositions in any language often seem arbitrary and often cannot be translated one-to-one.
To talk about where you live in English, you use one simple preposition: in.
Belgium
Madrid
I live in
Austria
Southern Italy
Madrid
In French, the situation is more involved. You don't need to learn how to use these prepositions right now (we'll get to that soon enough). We just want you to notice them for now.
J'habite
en
France. (country feminine)
J'habite
au
Canada. (country masculine)
J'habite
aux
États-Unis. (country plural)
J'habite
à
Madrid. (city)
All of these prepositions would be translated into English as in. However, when you want to say in in French, you'll need to pay attention to context to get it right!