Spanish Pronouns After Prepositions

Spanish Pronouns after Prepositions

Welcome to our grammar lesson about Spanish pronouns after prepositions, also known as prepositional pronouns.

In Spanish, the personal pronouns we can use right after a preposition depend on what preposition it is.

For the purpose of this lesson, we will divide all Spanish prepositions into three groups, and study the personal pronouns we can use after the prepositions in each group.

At the end you’ll find a Quiz and an Exercise for practice.

Pronouns after prepositions of group 1

After the prepositions shown in the following table, we use the Subject Pronouns we learned on our first day of learning Spanish 🙂

PrepositionsPersonal Pronouns
entre (between)
excepto (except)
incluso (even)
menos (except)
salvo (except)
según (according to)
hasta (only when it means "even")
yo
él
ella
usted
nosotros
nosotras
vosotros
vosotras
ellos
ellas
ustedes


Example sentences:

Esto queda entre tú y yo.
This stays between you and me.

Hasta yo lo sé.
Even I know it.

Según ellos, no va a pasar nada.
According to them, nothing’s gonna happen.

Todo el mundo va a la fiesta excepto vosotros.
Everybody’s going to the party except for you guys.

Pronouns after prepositions of group 2

After the prepositions shown in the following table, we use the Subject Pronouns except for the first and second person singular, where we use “mí” and “ti”, instead of “yo” and ““.

PrepositionsPersonal Pronouns
a (to...)
ante (in the face of)
contra (against)
de (of, from)
desde (from)
en (in, at...)
hacia (towards)
para (for...)
por (for...)
sin (without)
sobre (above, on)
hasta (except when it means "even")
ti
él
ella
usted
nosotros
nosotras
vosotros
vosotras
ellos
ellas
ustedes


Example Sentences:

A mí me gusta bailar.
I like dancing.

Estas palabras vienen de él.
These words come from him.

Este libro es para ti.
This book is for you.

La noticia llegó hasta nosotros.
The news came to us.

Pronouns after “con”

This is a group of just one preposition 🙂

After “con” (with), we use the Subject Pronouns except for the first and second person singular, where we use “conmigo” (with me) and “contigo” (with you), written with just one word.

conmigo
contigo
con él
con ella
con usted
con nosotros
con nosotras
con vosotros
con vosotras
con ellos
con ellas
con ustedes


Example sentences:

Ven conmigo.
Come with me.

Contigo soy feliz.
With you, I’m happy.

María tiene una relación con él.
María has a relationship with him.

Practice Pronouns after Prepositions

Quiz

Take this short Quiz to test your knowledge about personal pronouns after prepositions:

Exercise

In the following dialogs, fill the gaps in your mind or on a piece of paper using personal pronouns.

After completing the exercise, check the solutions below:

– ¿El regalo es para María?
– Sí, es para ____ (1).

– ¿Vienes conmigo al cine?
– Sí, voy _______ (2).

– ¿El perro está entre Alberto y Sofía?
– Sí, está entre ___ (3) y ___ (4).

– ¿Están invitados todos menos yo?
– Sí, todos menos ___ (5).

– ¿Me necesitas a mí?
– Sí, te necesito a ___ (6).

– ¿Celebráis la fiesta por nosotros?
– Sí, la celebramos por ______ (7).

Solutions to the Exercise: 1 = ella, 2 = contigo, 3 = él, 4 = ella, 5 = tú, 6 = ti, 7 = vosotros