The Spanish prepositions 101
If you start learning Spanish, it’s essential to build up some basic grammar. Try our exercises for the Spanish prepositions: a, en, de, desde, hasta, al, del.
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Spanish prepositions: The Basics
There are many Spanish prepositions, and it’s easy to get confused if you try to study them all together.
We recommend starting with the most frequently used Spanish prepositions like:
|de||of, about, from|
|en||in, into, by, inside, within, at|
|hasta||as far as, up to, until, till|
If you want to see a complete list: click here. Also, it’s important to mention that the Spanish prepositions like al and del are so-called contractions:
a + el = al (at the)
de + el = del (from the, of the)
Wrong: Voy a el mercado.
Correct: Voy al mercado.
Please note the first version is incorrect. Compared to English, you can choose in between:
I will not go to the party tonight.
I won’t go to the party tonight.
Both versions are correct, but concerning the Spanish prepositions “al” and “del,” you cannot choose. Saying “a el” is just grammatically incorrect.
You should try our exercises now to get an idea of how to use them correctly. Have fun!