Spanish Pronouns After Prepositions – Learn and Practice Them

Spanish Pronouns after Prepositions, Learn and Practice Them

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

We are going to divide prepositions into 2 groups, and study the personal pronouns we can use after the prepositions in each group.

Then we will study the preposition “con” separately.

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

Group 1

After any of the prepositions shown in the following table, we can use the Pronouns on the right side:

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
(sí)
nosotros
nosotras
vosotros
vosotras
ellos
ellas
ustedes
(sí)

Example Sentences:

A 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 llega hasta nosotros.
The news comes to us.


The pronoun “sí” that appears twice on the table above, can be used instead of “él, ella, usted, ellos, ellas, ustedes” when the action is reflexive:

El hombre habla sobre mismo.
The man talks about himself.

Ellos juegan contra mismos.
They play against themselves.

Group 2 – “yo” and “tú” instead of “mí” and “ti”

After the prepositions shown in the following table, we use yo and instead of “mí” and “ti”.

Apart from that, the rest of the pronouns are the same:

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 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.

The preposition “con”

In the case of preposition con (with), we use conmigo and contigo for the first two persons, written with just one word.

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


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.


The form consigo can be used instead of “con él, con ella, con usted, con ellos, con ellas, con ustedes” when the action is reflexive:

El hombre habla consigo mismo.
The man talks with himself.

Ellas luchan consigo mismas.
They fight with themselves.

Practice

Quiz

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

Exercise

Let’s practice with more sentences!

Fill the gaps using personal pronouns:

El regalo es para ___ (1).
The present is for her.

Yo voy _____ (2).
I go with you.

El perro está entre ___ (3) y ___ (4).
The dog is between her and me.

Están todos invitados, menos ___ (5).
Everybody is invited, except you.

Te necesito a ___ (6).
I need you.

Organizamos una fiesta para ___ (7).
We organize a party for you guys.

La mujer habla _____ (8) misma.
The woman talks with herself.

Solutions:
1) ella
2) contigo
3) ella
4) yo
5)
6) ti
7) vosotros
8) consigo