Quick answer
"With" is a preposition which is often translated as "con", and "to" is a preposition which is often translated as "a". Learn more about the difference between "with" and "to" below.
with(
wihth
)
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (accompanying)
a. con
Will you go out with him on Saturday?¿Saldrás con él el sábado?
2. (in descriptions)
a. con
I dream of a house with a white fence.Sueño con una casa con una valla blanca.
3. (used to indicate manner)
a. con
In Japan they eat with chopsticks.En Japón comen con palillos.
4. (according to)
a. con
The tide varies with the Moon's position in its orbit.La marea varía con la posición y la órbita de la luna.
5. (used to indicate cause)
a. de
She shivered with cold when she went outside.Tembló de frío al salir afuera.
6. (despite)
a. con
I think she's held up great with all she's been through!¡Creo que lo llevó genial con todo lo que le pasó!
7. (in the same direction)
a. con
The leaves are flying up with the wind.Las hojas vuelan con el viento.
8. (for or alongside)
a. en
My uncle has been working with NASA for nearly 40 years.Mi tío lleva casi 40 años trabajando en la NASA.
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to(
tu
)
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 direction)
a. a
I'm going to your house.Voy a tu casa.
b. hacia
She walked to the woods.Caminó hacia el bosque.
2. (as far as)
a. hasta
I would run to your house right now just to see you!¡Correría hasta tu casa ahora mismo solo para verte!
3. (in order to)
a. a
I just came to say hello.Solo vine a saludar.
4. (used to indicate belonging)
a. de
All of those books belonged to my grandfather.Todos estos libros eran de mi abuelo.
5. (used to tell the time)
a. menos
It is a quarter to six.Son las seis menos cuarto.
6. (used to indicate proportion or range)
a. por
The birth ratio is 107 boys to 100 girls.La proporción de nacimientos es de 107 niños por 100 niñas.
7. (in comparisons)
a. a
Variable A is greater or equal to variable B.La variable A es mayor o igual a la variable B.
8. (resulting in)
a. para
To my surprise, he did not recognize me.Para mi sorpresa, él no me reconoció.
9. (in toasts)
a. por
Here's to the birthday girl! Cheers!¡Por la cumpleañera! ¡Salud!
10. (used to indicate position)
a. a
Turn to the left to exit.Gira a la izquierda para salir.
11. (infinitive particle)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I learned to drive when I was 17.Aprendí a manejar a los 17 años.
We need to work faster.Tenemos que trabajar más rápido.
12. (used in place of a verb)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I didn't want to tell you but I felt I had to.No quería decírtelo pero me vi obligada a hacerlo.
It's my party and I'll cry if I want to.Es mi fiesta y lloraré si quiero.
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