Prepositions In Spanish
Prepositions in Spanish function as an adverb. They can also function as an adjective. This is accomplished because the preposition being used forms a clause. In English, we talk about the object of the preposition. Well in Spanish it is similar. There is a preposition followed by an object in Spanish as well. The object varies really, depending on the setence. It can be a verb, noun, or other things. If you are confused about objects, prepositions, nouns, or anything at all and don't even know what they are in English, I suggest you refresh your memory before taking them up in Spanish.
Prepositions seem to be a difficult thing for folks to grasp in this language. Well, not for native speakers, but for foreigners learning this as their second language. Why do people like us have a hard time with Spanish prepositions? Personally, I think it is because we can't remember which one to use. Let's take a look below at a few of the more common prepositions.
- A - To or at
- Con - With
- De - From
- En - On or in
- Para - For
- Por - For
- Sobre - About (over)
Prepositions in Spanish have different meanings for different usages. Let's look at a couple of them. I am going to cover "por and a" as they are used fairly decently worldwide. Every single part of the Spanish language has its place in the sentence. If you do not know how to use adjectives, you will not speak correctly. The same goes for pronouns or punctuation. Everything must be learned. If you want to speak fluenty, check out the full version Spanish course I have listed on each page.
"Por" is probably one of the most common prepositions used. "Por" is used when referring to an exchange, indicating that you or something is in a place, and it is also used with certain phrases. There are a couple of other times when you will use "por", but the majority are used in these circumstances. You use this preposition when indicating cause, reason, and things of that nature as well.
Next up on the menu is the preposition "a". This letter can be a little tricky. It can mean a whole bunch of different things. For example, it is normally taught to have the meaning of "to". Well that is all great and fine but it also can mean things such as "in", "from", or "at". How do you know when to properly use it in context?
Using Spanish prepositions properly will come with time. You do not want to get bogged down with knowing everything 100% of the time though. Speak the language and learn to speak out loud and converse with others. Do not worry so much about translation but rather when to use it. Prepositions will come in time, until them, adios amigos. Pronouns>>