Quick answer
"Left" is a noun which is often translated as "la izquierda", and "at" is a preposition which is often translated as "en". Learn more about the difference between "left" and "at" below.
left(
lehft
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (direction)
a. la izquierda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
You will see the school on the left.Verás la escuela a la izquierda.
2. (politics)
a. la izquierda
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I have always said that that reporter's views are far to the left.Siempre he dicho que las opiniones de ese periodista son muy de la izquierda.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
3. (left-hand)
a. izquierdo
She broke her left arm playing basketball.Se rompió el brazo izquierdo jugando baloncesto.
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
4. (toward the opposite of right)
a. a la izquierda
Turn left at the traffic light.Gira a la izquierda en el semáforo.
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at(
aht
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (used to indicate position)
a. en
I'll be waiting for you at the finish line.Te esperaré en la línea de meta.
2. (used to indicate direction)
a. hacia
The dog was running at him.El perro estaba corriendo hacia él.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
The boy threw a ball at the wall.El niño tiró una pelota contra la pared.
The proud graduate waved at her parents.La graduada orgullosa saludó a sus padres.
3. (used to indicate time)
a. a (specific time)
The meeting starts at two in the afternoon.La reunión comienza a las dos de la tarde.
b. por (time of day)
We always eat late at night.Siempre comemos tarde por la noche.
4. (used to indicate manner)
a. a
It was love at first sight.Fue amor a primera vista.
5. (used to indicate activity)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He's good at making the new employees feel welcome.Tiene un don para hacer a los nuevos empleados sentirse bienvenidos.
I'm bad at sports.Se me dan mal los deportes.
6. (used to indicate cause)
a. por
The poem communicates gratefulness at the fact of being alive.El poema transmite agradecimiento por el hecho de estar vivo.
7. (the symbol @)
a. arroba
Is your email address at-gmail-dot-com or at-yahoo-dot-com?Tu dirección de correo electrónico, ¿es arroba-gmail-punto-com o arroba-yahoo-punto-com?
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