When to use Spanish preposition “A”


Today we look at when to use the Spanish preposition “A”

Prepositions are connecting words that join elements of the sentence together. The Spanish preposition a is used in several different situations, and we will look at when these are!




When to use Spanish preposition: a

number 1 To indicate an action directed at a person, animal or object.

– Encuentro mis amigos (I meet my friends)


number 2To indicate a direction.

– Lucas camina la playa (Lucas walks to the beach)


number 3After verbs of movement (e.g. venir, ir, volver) when the word that follows the verb is a name or pronoun.

– Vamos a Guatemala (We go to Guatemala)


number 4Contractions

– el = al

– Vamos al cine (We go to the cinema)

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