Do you know what prepositions are? They indicate location as well as placement in time (such as before and after). They include words like “about, above, across, after, against, along, around, at, before, behind, below, beneath, beside, between, beyond...” and so on.
Examples of prepositional phrases in use (with the prepositions in bold) include:
Resources for further reading:
The Spanish prepositional pronouns are:
Sometimes, the object of a proposition (in the above examples, “mat,” “crowd,” and “sky”) is a pronoun like “you,” “me,” or “it.”
For example, look at the following sentences. The prepositional pronoun is underlined.
In Spanish, the prepositional pronouns are exactly the same as the subject pronouns, with the exceptions of “mí” and “ti”. Look at the list below:
Note that the word “mí” has an accent mark over the “i,” whereas “ti” has no accent mark.
Por ejemplo (for example):
Me siento entre él y ella. - I sit between him and her.
Marco sale antes de Uds. - Marco leaves before you.
Quieren ir con nosotros. - They want to go with us.
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Me siento entre él y ella.
I sit between him and her.
Marco sale antes de ustedes.
Marco leaves before you.
Quieren ir con nosotros.
They want to go with us.
Some combinations can sound a bit strange, though. Try saying, “entre ti y mí” (between you and me). The sequence of “ee” sounds can be hard to say!
For that reason, if you need to combine “you and me” in a phrase, use the subject pronouns instead:
entre tú y yo
Vamos a compartirlo entre tú y yo.
We are going to share it between you and me.
Another strange sound occurs when you want to say “with me” or “with you.” Try saying “con mí” or “con ti.” It’s hard to keep the words separated, isn’t it?
For that reason, if you need to say, “with me,” or, “with you,” use the following words:
conmigo or contigo
¿Vas a venir conmigo?
Are you going to come with me?
Mauricio quiere ir contigo.
Mauricio wants to go with you.
Hopefully this cleared up some of your confusion. Feel free to take a look at lessons on other Spanish Prepositions:
See you soon! ¡Hasta pronto!
Mauricio Evlampieff: Rocket Spanish
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