Prepositions

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Prepositions

Prepositions are words that connect other words or phrases. The show the relationship between the words or the action or direction that is going on in the sentence.

Here is a list of some of the most common Spanish prepositions.

PrepositionEnglish TranslationExample sentence
ato, atVoy a la tienda. I'm going to the store.
conwithVoy con mi hermano. I'm going with my brother.
contraagainstHay que ponerlo contra la pared. We should put it against the wall.
deof, fromSoy de españa. I'm from Spain.
desdefrom, sinceHan pasado muchos años desde que yo nací. Many years have passed since I was born.
duranteduringFue durante la clase. It happened during class.
encima deon, on top ofEstá encima de la ropa. It's on top of the clothes.
enin, onEstá en la mesa. It's on the table.
en lugar deinstead ofDame el rojo en lugar del verde. Give me the red one instead of the green one.
entrebetweenEstoy en entre la espada y la pared. I'm between the devil and the great blue sea.
entredivided byDiez entre dos son cinco. Ten divided by two is five.
haciatoward(s)Voy hacia la casa. I'm headed home.
hastauntilEstaré aquí hasta que se ponga el sol. I'll be here until the sun goes down.
parafor, in order toLo hice para hacer dinero. I did it in order to make money.
porfor, byFue escrito por él. It was written by him.
portimes, multiplied byCinco por cinco son veinticinco. Five times five is twenty-five.
sinwithoutAndo sin dinero. I don't have any money.
sobreover, above, onEstá sobre la mesa. It's on the table.
trasafterVamos tras la fama. We're after fame.