Language Lesson | Prepositions of Location

My students are currently learning the Spanish prepositions that express space relationships, I thought to share them with you here.

These are expressions of location, therefore the phrase = “to be” + preposition of location

estar (conjugated to modify subject) preposición

cerca de –close to
lejos de –far from
encima de –on top of
debajo de -below
al lado de –alongside of
entre –between, among
delante de –in front of
detrás de –behind
a la izquierda de –to the left of
a la derecha de –to the right of
al este/ oeste/ norte/ sur de -to the east/ west/ north/ south of

 

Note: In Spanish, the pronouns that serve as objects of prepositions are identical in form to the Subject Pronouns, except for  and ti.

SingularPlural
1st person:nosotros/nosotras
2nd person:ti
3rd person:él/ella/ustedellos/ellas/ustedes

 

Examples:         Subject + to be + preposition + object of the preposition

  • Julio está delante de mí.
  • María está detrás de ti.
  • Me siento a la izquierda de ella. 

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