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Spanish - English translations for "en"

"en" Spanish translation

Definition

The Spanish preposition 'en' generally translates to the English preposition 'in' or 'on', but it can also have other meanings depending on the context.

Part of speech

preposition

Translations

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Meaning: in

Vivo en Madrid.

I live in Madrid.

Meaning: on

El libro está en la mesa.

The book is on the table.

Meaning: at

Nos vemos en el cine.

We'll meet at the cinema.

Meaning: by

Viajamos en avión.

We travel by plane.

Meaning: during

Estudiamos en la noche.

We study during the night.


Examples

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A1: Vivo en una casa pequeña.

I live in a small house.

A1: El libro está en la mesa.

The book is on the table.

A1: Vamos a caminar en el parque.

Let's go for a walk in the park.

B1: Estoy en la oficina trabajando.

I am at the office working.

B1: Me quedé en casa todo el día.

I stayed at home all day.

B1: Viajaremos en avión para llegar más rápido.

We will travel by plane to get there faster.

B2: Comí en un restaurante muy elegante.

I ate at a very fancy restaurant.

B2: Estudié en la universidad durante cinco años.

I studied at the university for five years.

B2: Nos encontramos en el parque ayer por la tarde.

We met at the park yesterday afternoon.

C1: Había mucha gente en la conferencia.

There were many people at the conference.

C1: Trabajé en ese proyecto durante meses.

I worked on that project for months.

C1: Me encontré con ella en el aeropuerto antes de su vuelo.

I met her at the airport before her flight.


Advanced Description

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The preposition 'en' is one of the most common prepositions in the Spanish language. It is used to indicate location, both in a physical and metaphorical sense. For example, 'Estoy en casa' means 'I am at home', while 'En mi opinión' means 'In my opinion'.

In addition to indicating location, 'en' can also be used to express time, manner, and means. For instance, 'Vamos en coche' means 'We are going by car', and 'Lo hice en cinco minutos' means 'I did it in five minutes'.

It's important to note that the usage of 'en' can vary depending on the region and context. In some cases, it may be replaced by other prepositions such as 'a' or 'por'. Therefore, it's always recommended to consider the specific context when interpreting the meaning of 'en'.

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