Spanish grammar: Pronombres detrás de una preposición – Prepositional pronouns (A2)

Preposiciones - copia1. Prepositional pronouns are used after prepositions but only when talking about people or animals. In fact, most of them are the same as the subject pronouns, except for , ti, and .

  • (me)
  • ti (you – familiar singular)
  • él (him/it )
  • ella (her/it)
  • (self – only used for a true reflexive situation)
  • usted  (you – formal singular)
  • nosotros/as (us)
  • vosotros/as (you – familiar plural)
  • ellos/ellas (them)
  • (selves – only used for a true reflexive situation)
  • ustedes (you – formal plural)

Look at the examples:

Pienso en ti (I think about you).

Quiero ir a Madrid con ellas (I want to go to Madrid with them).

¿Vamos con ustedes? (Are we going with you).

¿Las flores son para mí? (Are the flowers for me?)

Preposiciones - copia (2)2. These pronouns are often used for emphasis and they are not translated into English:

¿A ti no te llaman? (Don’t they phone to you?).

A mí no me gusta (I don’t like it).

3. The preposition con (with) has three special forms: conmigo (with me) and contigo (with you – singular familiar form) and consigo, which is only used for true reflexive situations:

Preposiciones¿Quieres venir conmigo? (Do you want to come with me).

Iremos contigo (we will go with you).

Necesita pasar tiempo consigo mismo (He needs to spend time with himself).

4. Prepositions entre (between, among), hasta (even, including), salvo (except), menos (except) and según (according to) are always used with the subject pronouns (yo and ) rather than with the prepositional pronouns ( and ti).

Entre tú y yo (Between you and me).

Hasta yo puedo hacerlo (Even I can do it).

Todos menos yo (Everybody except me).


Quiz self-study: choose translation.

Quiz self- study: choose the right pronoun.

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