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Learn Spanish: Spanish Prepositions

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Spanish Prepositions (Preposiciónes)

 

Learn Spanish: Spanish Prepositions

This learn Spanish grammar lesson is about Spanish prepositions. Prepositions come before nouns or pronouns and shows the relationship of a person or a thing to another object. They usually indicate the temporal, spatial or logical relationship of its object to the rest of the sentence.The Spanish prepositions are broken down to simple prepositions and compound ones.

For example: The book is on the table. The preposition in this sentance is "on."

Simple Prepositions:

SPANISH
ENGLISH

a

to, at

ante

before, in the presence of

bajo

under

con

with

contra

against

de

of, from

desde

from, since

en

in

entre

among, between

hacia

toward

hasta

until

para

for, in order to

por

for, by, through

según

according to

sin

without

sobre

over, above, about

tras

after

adentro

inside

abajo

downstairs, underneath

afuera

outside

arriba

upstairs, above

durante

during

excepto

except

menos

except

salvo

except

Compound Prepositions:

SPANISH
ENGLISH

a cargo de

in charge of

a causa de

because of

a favor de

in favor of

a fines de

at the end of

a mediados de

around

a la izquierda (de)

to the left (of)

a la derecha (de)

to the right (of)

a partir de

from

a pie

walking

a tiempo

on time

a través de

through

además de

besides

al lado de

next to, next door to

a lo largo de

along

junto a

next to, next door to

al norte de

to the north of

al sur de

to the south of

al este de

to the east of

al oeste de

to the west of

alrededor de

around

antes de

before

cerca de

near

de ahora en adelante

from now on

de pie

standing

de vez en cuando

from time to time

debajo de

beneath, under

delante de

in front of

dentro de

inside, within

desde luego

of course

después de

after

detrás de

behind

en cambio

on the other hand

en (cino) días

in (five) days

en efecto

in fact

en (un mes)

in (one) month

en lugar de

instead of

en vez de

instead of

encima de

above, on top of

enfrente de

in front of, across from, opposite

frente a

facing

fuera de

outside of

lejos de

far from

hacia atrás

backward(s)

hacia adelante

forward

más allá de

beyond

de lado

sideways