Prepositions of place in Spanish

Prepositions of place in Spanish

Prepositions of place in Spanish, uses and examples

Prepositions of place are used to tell where things, persons or animal are. They show the location of something related to something else.

How to use prepositions of place in Spanish

Prepositions of place are almost always used with the verb ESTAR. This is the most common grammatical structure

 Subject 1 + estar (conjugated verb) + preposition of place + de + subject 2

Some examples

  • El libro está encima de la mesa
  • Tus llaves están al lado de la mesa

 

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Las preposiciones de lugar en español

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delante, preposiciones de lugar en español, prepositions in spanish

Delante – in front

In a foward position.
Los zapatos rojos están delante del sillón – The red shoes are in front of the sofa

detrás, preposiciones de lugar en español, prepositions in spanish

Detrás – behind

To the rear of. 
El paraguas está detrás de la puerta – The umbrella is behind the door

dentro, preposiciones de lugar en español, prepositions in spanish

Dentro – in / inside

In the interior of
La toalla está dentro del armario – Towel is in the closet

fuera, preposiciones de lugar en español, prepositions in spanish

Fuera – out / outside

To the exterior of something
El libro está fuera de la caja – Book is out of the box

al lado, preposiciones de lugar en español, prepositions in spanish

Al lado de – beside

At the side of
El teléfono está al lado de la televisión – The phone is beside to the television

entre, preposiciones de lugar en español, prepositions in spanish

Entre – between / among

La carta está entre los libros. The letter is among the books

debajo, preposiciones de lugar en español, prepositions in spanish

Debajo – under

Below the surface of 
Las zapatillas están debajo de la silla – The slippers are under the chair

sobre, preposiciones de lugar en español, prepositions in spanish

Sobre – on

On the surface
El plato está sobre la mesa – The dish is on the table

encima, preposiciones de lugar en español, prepositions in spanish

Encima – over

On top of (not touching)
Cuelga el cuadro encima del baúl – Hang the picture over the trunk

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