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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
preposition
1. (on)
a. en
He put his hand upon my hip and we danced.Puso su mano en mi cadera y bailamos.
b. sobre
I placed candles upon the mantel.Coloqué velas sobre la repisa.
2. (about)
a. sobre
She informed the audience of her thoughts upon the issue.Ella informó a la audiencia de sus pensamientos sobre el tema.
3. (immediately after)
a. al
Upon realizing what the situation was, he left.Al darse cuenta de la situación, se fue.
b. en cuanto
Upon seeing the body, she began to cry.En cuanto vio el cuerpo, se puso a llorar.
c. tras
Upon the president's arrival, the national anthem was sung.Tras la llegada del presidente, se cantó el himno nacional.
4. (used to indicate large amounts)
a. y
Thousands upon thousands of dead fish appeared on the beach.Aparecieron miles y miles de peces muertos en la playa.
b. tras
He drank beer upon beer until he passed out.Bebió una cerveza tras otra hasta que se desmayó.
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upon
A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
preposition
1. (general)
a. en, sobre
upon realizing what had happened…al darse cuenta de lo ocurrido…
2. (old-fashioned)
a.
upon my word!¡caramba!
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upon [əˈpɒn]
preposition
1 (with place, position) sobre
he placed the tray upon the table puso la bandeja sobre la mesa; I saw pictures of him walking upon the moon vi fotos de él caminando sobre la luna; he had a suspicious look upon his face en su rostro había una mirada sospechosa; he recalled the attacks upon him recordó los ataques que recibió; upon my word! ¡caramba!
2 (with time)
he emigrated upon the death of his son emigró tras la muerte de su hijo; upon hearing this she wept al oír esto, lloró; upon entering the church, take the door on the left al entrar en la iglesia, siga por la puerta de la izquierda; Christmas is almost upon us again las Navidades ya están otra vez encima
3 (with large numbers)
row upon row of women surged forwards hilera tras hilera de mujeres iban avanzando; thousands upon thousands of people were arriving iban llegando miles y miles de personas
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