UKUK USUSIndiaIndia
Fun Learning and Revision for KS1, KS2, 11-Plus, KS3 and GCSE
Join Us
Grammar - Here Come the Prepositions
'She bought the blue dress because of its price.' But which Spanish word means BECAUSE OF? Learn that, and other prepositions, in this quiz.

Grammar - Here Come the Prepositions

This Spanish Easy Review quiz will challenge you on prepositions.

Yup, Spanish has prepositions too! Do you remember what a preposition is? A preposition is a word that shows the relationship between a noun or pronoun and other words in a sentence. Prepositions tell us what is happening and when it is happening. In Spanish there are simple prepositions and complex prepositions. For now, we will focus only on some of the simple prepositions.

Another thing to note here is that in Spanish, a preposition does not always have one direct relationship to an English preposition but, rather, replaces or is used in place of several English words.

So now let’s look at some prepositions.

Spanish Preposition English Equivalent How It Is Used
a at, to In Spanish, 'a' (sounds like a short 'a') is used as in, 'He went TO the store' and 'He was AT the store.'
ante before, in the presence of In Spanish, 'ante' is used as in, 'He went BEFORE the counsel' and 'He was IN THE PRESENCE OF greatness.'
bajo under, below In Spanish, 'bajo' is used as in, 'Her shoes were UNDER the bed' and 'His skills were BELOW average.'
con with He went WITH his father to buy a car.
contra against, in exchange for In Spanish, 'contra' is used as in, 'He went AGAINST his father’s wishes' and 'IN EXCHANGE FOR answers he was paid money.'
de of, about, from Pronounced as 'day'. In Spanish, 'de' is used in 'House OF red' and 'He received a letter FROM his best friend' and 'It was ABOUT 10 o’clock.'
en in, into, by, inside, within In Spanish, the word 'en' is used in place of each of these English equivalent words.
hasta until, as far as, till This word is pronounced as ă-stă. The 'h' is totally silent. An example would be 'Hasta luego' which means 'Until later.'
por for, because of, in order, through, per Pronounced as 'poor'. In Spanish, 'por' is used in place of each of these English equivalent words or phrases.
sin without I cannot go WITHOUT my mother’s permission.

As these prepositions are very frequently used, study them well. You will be using them quite often as you learn to start saying sentences in Spanish, both short and long sentences. Yes, that’s a little ways off at the moment but before you know it, you will have amassed quite a large number of Spanish vocabulary words to start talking in simple sentences. So, again, study each of these simple prepositions carefully and when you are ready, take the quiz questions and see how much you were able to remember - without having to look back at this introduction!

Did you know...

You can play all the teacher-written quizzes on our site for just £9.95 per month. Click the button to sign up or read more.

Sign up here
1.
He went to get gas BEFORE going to work. Which Spanish preposition below means BEFORE?
bajo
contra
hasta
ante
The Spanish preposition that means 'before' is 'ante'.
2.
The dog was barking AT the back door. Which Spanish preposition below means AT?
a
en
por
con
The Spanish preposition that means 'at' is 'a'.
3.
He won’t go to the park UNTIL he finishes his homework. Which Spanish preposition below means UNTIL?
de
hasta
bajo
sin
The Spanish preposition that means 'until' is 'hasta'.
4.
The policeman pushed the suspect up AGAINST the wall. Which Spanish preposition below means AGAINST?
con
ante
en
contra
The Spanish preposition that means 'against' is 'contra'.
5.
Will you go WITH me to the doctor’s office? Which Spanish preposition below means WITH?
de
en
con
sin
The Spanish preposition that means 'with' is 'con'.
6.
Grandpa went INSIDE the garage to look for his wrench. Which Spanish preposition below means INSIDE?
en
a
de
por
The Spanish preposition that means 'inside' is 'en'.
7.
She bought the blue dress BECAUSE OF its price. Which Spanish preposition below means BECAUSE OF?
hasta
por
sin
bajo
The Spanish preposition that means 'because of' is 'por'.
8.
The missionary went WITHOUT food for three days. Which Spanish preposition below means WITHOUT?
de
ante
sin
con
The Spanish preposition that means 'without' is 'sin'.
9.
He could not go on the ride because his head came BELOW the required height. Which Spanish preposition below means BELOW?
ante
de
contra
bajo
The Spanish preposition that means 'below' is 'bajo'.
10.
His suit was made OF silk. Which Spanish preposition below means OF?
de
a
con
sin
The Spanish preposition that means 'of' is 'de'.
Author:  Christine G. Broome

© Copyright 2016-2018 - Education Quizzes
TJS - Web Design Lincolnshire

Valid HTML5

We use cookies to make your experience of our website better.

To comply with the new e-Privacy directive, we need to ask for your consent - I agree - No thanks - Find out more