Prepositional Expressions

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Prepositional Expressions

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Besides the simple prepositions, there are many prepositional expressions in Spanish. They consist of several prepositions, adverbs or nouns and are often used more frequently than simple prepositions with the same meaning.

The most important prepositional expressions are:

Antes de / después de: before / after

Delante de / detrás de: in front of / behind

Encima de / debajo de: on / under

Dentro de / fuera de: inside / outside

Al lado de – next to, at

Junto a – next to, at

Cerca de / lejos de: near / far from

A la derecha de / a la izquierda de: right of / left of

En medio de – amid

Alrededor de – around

A lo largo de – along

Enfrente de – opposite to

Frente a – opposite to

A través de – through

Por medio de – By means of

A causa de – Because of

Debido a – Due to

A partir de – From

A pesar de – Despite

Al cabo de – After