Spanish Preposition

The Spanish preposition en is used to indicate location, amount of time or money, proportion, and more – learn all about it in this lesson.

1) Location

 en la clase in class
 en casa at home
 Está en Madrid. He’s in Madrid.

2) Point in or period of time

 en 2020 in 2020
 Vamos en 10 minutos. We’re going in 10 minutes.
 Lo hice en un día. I did it in one day.

3) Description

 en piedra made of stone
 en un círculo in a circle

4) Cost

 Se vende en 5 pesos. It sells for (costs) 5 pesos.
 Lo compré en 100 dólares. I bought it for $100.

5) Proportion

 más grande que Juan en una cabeza a head taller than Juan
 reducir algo en 20 por cien to reduce something by 20%

6) Means of transportation

 ir en coche to go by car
 viajar en avión to travel by plane

7) After verbs

 Many verbs must be followed by en in front of a noun or infinitive.

8) In expressions

 The preposition en is also found in a number of expressions.

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