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.

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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