Today we are going a bit back to the basics, and talk about Spanish Prepositions. Prepositions are words that relate a noun or pronouns to some other word in the sentence.
Prepositions are an essential building block of a proper sentence, and are used in every Spanish conversation. While they are relatively easy to learn, I think it is good practice to once in a while review to make sure that your understanding and memory of them are clear
- Yo voy a la tienda. – I’m going to the store.
- Ella estudia con George. – She studies with George.
- Trabajo en la biblioteca. – I work in the library.
Now let’s look at one by one these prepositions:
This week, we’d like to expand your horizons and to go “off-textbook” and teach you some useful everyday phrases in Spanish. “Guatemaltequismos” are sayings, words or idioms typical in Guatemala – the phrases and expressions are used in “the street” for referring to certain things but in a funny or very casual way in this country. Keep in mind that these are common in Guatemala specifically, some words/phrases may be understood in other Latin American countries. Having at least some of these in your back pocket will surely go a long way towards the goal of fluency – and the locals will be impressed!
Here is a list of some Guatemaltequismos:
Amishar – a verb for being shy, or embarrassed.
- La niña es muy amishada. – She is very shy.