11 Answered Questions for the topic preposiciones

06/25/19

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?

06/25/19

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

06/24/19

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.

06/21/19

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

06/21/19

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

03/26/19

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

03/25/19

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

03/19/19

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

03/18/19

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

03/15/19

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

03/13/19

Cerca vs. acerca vs. cercano?

What is the exact difference between these words? If I were to translate, for instance, “I am near the bank”, which one of the following would be the best way to go and why: 1. *Estoy cerca del... more

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