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8.4: Pronombres después de las preposiciones

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    Pronouns after prepositions

    You have learned what is a subject or personal pronoun, direct object and indirect object pronouns, and reflexive pronouns. In this lesson, we will go over pronouns that are used after the prepositions thus named as “prepositional pronouns”. 

    Example:   Los diccionarios son para mí y para ti.

    • "para" = preposition “for"or "to”
    • "mí" = pronoun “me”
    • "ti" = pronoun "you" (inform, sing.)     

    Prepositions

    Spanish English
    a to
    con with
    contra against
    de from, of
    entre between
    para for
    por  for
    sin  without

     Pronombres preposicionales                                                                                                                                                      

    Pronouns used after preposition in Spanish Pronouns in English

    me

    ti

    you (fam./inform; sing.)

    usted

    él

    ella

    you (form.; sing.)

    him

    her

    nosotros, nosotras

    us

    vosotros, vosotras

    you (fam./inform; plural, in Spain)

    ustedes

    ellos

    ellas

    you (plural)

    them (masc.)

    them (fem.)

    Important note

    Except for "mí" and "ti", the rest of the prepositional pronouns are identical to our subject pronouns. Also, prepositional pronoun "" (me) has an accent mark and highlighted in bold to differentiate with the possessive adjective "mi" (my).

    • Los refrescos son para ti y para .
      The drinks are for you and for me. 
    • Mi clase de español es a las ocho de la mañana.
      My Spanish class is at eight in the morning.

    Exceptions

    The preposition "entre" is followed by subject or personal pronouns "tú" and "yo", instead of "mí" and "ti". The prepositional phrase is highlighted in bold in the sentences below.

    • Entre tú y yo, no tenemos secretos.
      Between you and me, we do not have secrets.
    • ¿Quién está sentado entre tú y yo?
      Who is seated between you and me?

    The preposition "con + mí" becomes "conmigo" (with me), and "con + ti" becomes "contigo" (with you (inform, sing)) and are shown in bold.

    • ¿Quieres ir a la fiesta conmigo?
      Do you want to go to the party with me?
    • Claro que sí, quiero ir contigo.
      Of course, I want to go with you.