Unidad 4 – Etapa 1

Gramática – Using Prepositional Phrases to Express Location

When you talk about where things are __located____, use

__prepositions______.
• Use ____x_____ when the preposition is followed by a
________x__________. (skip this line)

Use the verb _estar/quedar_______ with prepositions to
express location.
• The following prepositions are used in this chapter to express
location.

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near – _cerca de_________
far - __lejos de____________
behind – _detrás de_________
in front of – _enfrente de________
facing - __delante de
beside – _al lado de_______
between – _entre______________
to the left of – _a la izquierda de______
to the right of – _a la derecha de____

• Examples
o Rosá está _________________________ taxi.
Rosa is near the taxi.
o El aeropuerto está _________________________.
The airport is far.
o El banco está _________________________ taxi.
The bank is behind the taxi.
o El taxi está _________________________ banco.
The taxi is in front of the bank.

o El policía está _________________________ banco.
The policeman is beside the bank.
o La carnicería está _________________________ la
farmacia y la panadería.
The butcher´s shop is between the pharmacy and the
bakery.
o La farmacia está _________________________ la
carnicería.
The pharmacy is to the left of the butcher´s shop.

o La panadería está _________________________ la
carnicería.
The bakery is to the right of the butcher´s shop.
More Vocabulary to Express Directions
o Pardon, how do I get to…? –_Perdona,
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¿cómo llego

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Could you tell me where…is? –_¿Puedes decirme
dónde queda...?___________
Is it far?__¿Queda lejos?_____________
here – ______acá/aquí___________
there – _____allá/allí________________
I´m sorry... - _Lo siento._____________
to cross – ___cruzar________________
city block – __la cuadra_____________
straight ahead –__derecho_____________
from – ____desde______________
to turn – __doblar________________
corner – ___la esquina____________
until, as far as – __hasta________________

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to be (in a specific place) –__quedar
en_________
to drive-___manejar_________________
street – _ la calle____________
road – __el camino___________

o address, direction – ___la dirección_______

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