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¿Qué hice ayer? video to learn the past tense from Schools World TV.
Spanish Prepositions Of Place from Woodward Spanish
A preposition of place is used to show the relationship of two or more things in regards to location or position.
When translating To Be + Preposition in English (e.g. The dog is next to the tree), the verb Estar (in its correct form) is used before the preposition of place. (e.g. El perro está al lado del árbol).
In English a preposition sometimes appears at the end of a sentence, however in Spanish it is NOT possible to end a sentence with a preposition.
Prepositions in Spanish are always followed by an object (a noun or pronoun).
See the examples that appear below.
al lado de = next to / beside
alrededor de = around
cerca de = near / close to
debajo de = below / under
delante de (= frente a / enfrente de) = in front of / before / ahead of
dentro de = in / inside / within
detrás de = behind
en (= dentro de) = in / inside
en (= sobre) = on / on top of
encima de = sobre = above / over / on / on top of
enfrente de = in front of /opposite
entre = between / among / in the midst of
frente a (= delante de algo / enfrente de) = in front of / opposite (facing)
fuera de = outside
lejos de = far from
junto a (= al lado de) = next to
sobre (= encima de) = on / on top of / upon
You will notice that many of the prepositions end in the word DE.
If the following word is the article El (the) then we join the word DE with EL to create DEL.
Compare the following:
Try our game to practice DEL and DE LA after prepositions. (SOON)
The same happens with A + EL which are joined to create the single word AL.
Compare the following:
A la izquierda de – on the left / to the left
A la derecha de – on the right / to the right
En la parte superior – at the top
En el centro – in the middle
En la parte inferior – at the bottom
Try our interactive game about Prepositions of Place in Spanish.
We also have a game about using DEL vs DE LA as well as A LA and AL after a preposition (Games coming Soon)
There is another game that practices these four: Del vs De la vs Al vs A la
Ver nuestros apuntes en español acerca de las preposiciones de lugar.
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