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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