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How to Find Things Using Spanish

Hola hola, ¡bienvenidos!          

Estoy muy feliz, ¿saben porque?

Today we will take a look at the most typical prepositions of place to answer ¿dónde está?

Asking Where Something Is

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Por ejemplo:

  • ¿Dónde está la pluma?

(Where is the pen?)

  • ¿Dónde está el libro?

(Where is the book)

  • ¿Dónde está la tienda?

(Where is the store?)Now, here are locations:

  • Encima de - on top of
  • Abajo de -under
  • Dentro de - inside
  • Al lado de -next to
  • Entre - between
  • Atrás de - behind
  • Enfrente de - in front of


If the ball is under the desk, how would you answer the question:          

¿Dónde  está la pelota?(Where is the ball?)

La pelota está _________ del escritorio(The ball is under the desk)          

Abajo de

That's right!  Let's try another one.  

If the pen was on the table, how would you answer:          

¿Dónde está la pluma?(Where is the pen?)          

La pluma está ________ la mesa.(The pen is on the table.)          

Encima de

Right again!  Let's try one more.


The pharmacy is between the restaurant and bank, so how would you answer:          

¿Dónde está la farmacia?(Where is the pharmacy?)          

La farmacia está ______ el restaurante y el banco.

(The pharmacy is between the restaurant and the bank.)

Now you’ve learned how to ask and answer where things are. We hope to see you again next time!          

¡Nos vemos muy pronto! See you very soon!          

¡Adiós!

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