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Spanish prepositions From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Spanish language The main characters of Don Quixote, a master work in Spanish literature. Overview Pronunciation History Orthography Varieties Names given to the Spanish language Grammar Determiners Nouns Pronouns Adjectives Prepositions Verbs conjugation irregular verbs v t e The prepositions of the Spanish language function exclusively as such, therefore, the language does not use postposition constructions. Most derive from Latin, exc…

en lugar de

instead of


sobre - over, above, on, upon, atop
La pluma de mi tía está sobre la mesa.
My aunt's pen is on the table.
Dime algo sobre ti.
Tell me something about yourself., on, about


in, on, at

Personal a

Although normally prepositions are not used in front of direct objects, in Spanish there is a special preposition called the personal a which precedes direct objects that refer to people, personified nouns, and animals.

Veo a mi hermano. I see my brother.
¿Quieres a Miguel? Do you like Miguel?
¡Invitemos a nuestros profesores! Let's invite our teachers!
Todo el mundo teme a la muerte. Everyone fears death.
Compré a un perro. I bought a dog.
The personal a is also used in front of pronouns that replace people.
Veo a alguien. I see someone.
No quiere a nadie. He doesn't love anyone.
- Invité a mi hermano.
- ¿Invitaste a lo mío? - I invited my brother.
- Did you invite mine?


according to, depending on, as

Preposition: according to, depending on.

Conjunction: as, depending on
según sabes as you know
está según lo quieres it's just as you want it
Adverb: it depends

según el mapa

according to the map

según y como, según y conforme

it all depends

¿Vienes? Según.

Are you coming? It depends


From, since
(desde in a timely sense = since; desde in a local sense = from: desde can be used figuratively = from;)

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