What are prepositions of location in Spanish?

What are prepositions of location in Spanish?

Written by tutor Dorothy P.

Preposition in Spanish English Translation*
Adentro (de) Inside (of), inward
Afuera (de) Outside (of)
Al lado (de) Next (to)
Arriba (de) Above

What are the 20 common prepositions?

Prepositions are common in the English language. There are about 150 used with the most common being: above, across, against, along, among, around, at, before, behind, below, beneath, beside, between, by, down, from, in, into, near, of, off, on, to, toward, under, upon, with and within.

What are the 7 prepositions in Spanish?

These are the Spanish prepositions of location:

  • Bajo (“under” )
  • De (“from” )
  • Delante de (“in front of” )
  • Desde (“from” )
  • Detrás de (“behind” )
  • En (“in”/”at”/”on” )
  • Encima de (“on top of” )
  • Enfrente de (“in front of” )

How many Spanish prepositions are there?

23 prepositions
Though you will only find 23 prepositions in Spanish, the Spanish language has something called “locuciones preposicionales”. Many linguists translate this Spanish term into English as “compound prepositions”. They are groups of words that function as prepositions.

What are prepositions words?

Prepositions are words which begin prepositional phrases. A prepositional phrase is a group of words containing a preposition, a noun or pronoun object of the preposition, and any modifiers of the object. A preposition sits in front of (is “pre-positioned” before) its object.

Is cerca a preposition?

Cerca de is used as a preposition to form phrases that can function as nouns, adjectives, or adverbs. Cerca is used with estar and other verbs as an adverb.

Is antes de a preposition?

The phrases antes de and antes de que function as a two-word preposition and three-word conjunction, respectively. Ante is a preposition that often means “in front of” or “considering.”

Whats the difference between Cerca and Cercano?

Cerca is and adverb and cercano an adjective, what does really mean? Ok, let’s see! Does it make sense? “Mi hermano y yo estamos cerca” means we are around, we are talking about location, but when we say “Mi hermano y yo somos cercanos”, means we are close, like our relationship is close.

What is the difference between Cerca and cerca de?

What are the most common Spanish prepositions?


  • ante
  • bajo
  • con
  • contra
  • de
  • desde
  • durante
  • en
  • entre
  • What are the prepositions of place in Spanish?

    Prepositions of place in Spanish, LAS PREPOSICIONES DE LUGAR, are words like “Sobre” (on) and “Debajo” (under) that are normally used to indicate the location of one object in relation to another.In this lesson, you will find a list of prepositions of place in Spanish, and more importantly, how to use them with the verb ESTAR to make meaningful sentences.

    How do you say prepositions in Spanish?

    To Indicate Agent or Cause. Usually,you can say that something was created or put in its present condition by someone or something using the preposition por.

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