10 Answered Questions for the topic preposiciones
Choosing between 'sobre' and 'acerca de'?
Is there a significant difference between "sobre" and "acerca de", when the intent is to describe the topic of something? Where is "acerca de" a better choice than "sobre", and vice-versa?
Why do oler and saber take the preposition "a"?
As an English speaker learning Spanish, I was always a little confused that it smells and tastes "to" something rather than "of" something:* *Huele a humo.** *Sabe a ajo.*I would think of "a" as... more
Difference between "por" and "para"?
Even after taking 4 years of college Spanish and living abroad, I still don't have a very firm control of when to use *por* or *para*. What are the basic rules on when to use either.
When to add prepositions before an infinitive verb (por/para/a/de)?
With the infinitive form of a verb in English, (e.g. to speak), the word 'to' seems to convey a specific meaning where, in Spanish, an additional preposition is used in some cases.Examples:>I... more
Are there any differences between "de nada" and "por nada"?
Most of the time in all the Spanish speaking countries I've been in I've heard ***de nada*** as the reply to *gracias* or the equivalent of English *you're welcome* etc.But after a while I became... more
Why is the cycle race called La Vuelta "a" Espana, not "de"?
The title says it all really. Before we started using the vernacular names we always called it *the tour of Spain*. What is this? a. not really understood by Spanish speakers as a tour belonging... more
Spanish phrasal verbs?
The most difficult feature of English language (at least for myself) are "Phrasal verbs". Today I stumbled upon one sentence from a newspaper that made think about Phrasal verbs in Spanish. If we... more
The translation of 'at' in Spanish?
The Spanish translation of > He appears **at** night. are given below. Is it correct both to say > El aparece **en** la noche. and/or > El aparece **a** la noche. `en` and `a`,... more
Unclear why to use "A vuestros hijos" instead of "vuestros hijos"?
I have the following sentence in English > Do your children like to read? Which translates to Spanish: > A vuestros hijos les gusta leer? To me it is unclear, why I have to use "**A**... more