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"En" is a preposition which is often translated as "in", and "con" is a preposition which is often translated as "with". Learn more about the difference between "en" and "con" below.
en(
ehn
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (indicating place)
a. in
Hay comida ya preparada en el supermercado.There's ready-made food in the supermarket.
b. on
Puedes poner los cubiertos en la mesa. You can put the silverware on the table.
2. (indicating time)
a. on
En 1969, aterrizamos en la luna.In 1969, we landed on the moon.
3. (indicating mode)
a. in
Si un oso te persigue, corre en zigzag.If a bear is chasing you, run in a zig-zag formation.
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con(
kohn
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (indicating manner)
a. with
Los contenidos de esa caja son frágiles. Manipula con cuidado.The contents of that box are fragile. Handle it with care.
Sin mis lentes, leo con mucha dificultad.Without my glasses, I read with great difficulty.
2. (indicating instrument)
a. with
Corta el pan con un cuchillo.Cut the bread with a knife.
3. (indicating accompaniment)
a. with
Para la cena, vamos a tener pollo con vegetales.For dinner, we're going to have chicken with vegetables.
Voy a cenar con mis padres.I'm going to have dinner with my parents.
4. (despite)
a. in spite of
Con todo lo que ha pasado, sigue siendo optimista.In spite of all she has been through, she's still an optimist.
5. (toward)
a. to
La cajera fue muy grosera con nosotros.The cashier was very rude to us.
6. (with decimals)
a. point
¿Quién me puede decir el producto de tres con cinco por dos?Who can tell me the product of three point five multiplied by two?
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