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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. They are called “prepositional pronouns” and they are the object of the preposition.

    Example: Los diccionarios son para mí y para ti.

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


    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



    you (fam./inform; sing.)




    you (form.; sing.)



    nosotros, nosotras


    vosotros, vosotras

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




    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. Note that prepositional pronoun "" (me) has an accent mark and it is different than 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.


    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). Prepositional phrases 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.