This lesson is part of the Pre-Intermediate Spanish Course
(69 Spanish video or mp3 lessons. 4 hrs 41 mins)
In this Spanish lesson we are going to learn Spanish prepositions with verbs of movement such as Ir + a, Llegar + de and Venir + a. A Spanish preposition is a word that links nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence and usually indicates the temporal, spatial or logical relationship of its object to the rest of the sentence. Spanish verbs of movement are Spanish verbs that convey movement such as el verbo Ir which means To go in Engish, el verbo Llegar which means To arrive in English and el verbo Venir which means To come in English. Prepositions, in my opinion, are one are the trickiest things to use correctly in any language. They are such little words, but they are words that are used all of the time and are absolutely essential to the sentence. Often Spanish students focus all their time and energy initially on vocabulary, verbs and key grammar concepts and ignore the finer details. I think it is probably best to devote more time to vocabulary, verbs and key grammar concepts, but definitely not to forget the other aspects completely. Now is a great moment for you to push your Spanish to the next level and start speaking and writing Spanish really well!
Ir + a: To go + to
Voy a Barcelona: I go to Barcelona
Irse + de: To leave + from
Me voy de Barcelona: I leave Barcelona
Ir + en: To go + by
Voy en coche: I go by car
Llegar + a: To arrive + in
Llego a Barcelona: I arrive in Barcelona
Llegar + de: Arrive + from
Llego de Barcelona: I arrive from Barcelona
Venir + a: To come + to
Vengo a Barcelona: I come to Barcelona
Venir + de: To come + from
Vengo de Barcelona: I come from Barcelona
Translate the following…
We come from Madrid.
He goes to Mexico by plane.
Carla arrives in New York.
Sonia and Beatriz leave London.
Do you come to England very often?
Here are the answers to the last activity:
Este pastel está muy rico.
Los tomates están verdes.
Pedro es muy abierto.
La mesa es negra.
Este coche es muy bueno.