12.18 junto a, al lado de

junto a and al lado de are again one of the prepositions with alternative counterparts, meaning next to, beside, at the side of

Junto a la casa había un arbol.
= Next to the house was a tree.
alternatively:

Al lado de la casa había un arbol.
= Next to the house was a tree.
Luchó junto a Bolívar por la independencia de latinoamérica.
= He fought beside Bolivar for the independency of Latin America.
alternatively:
Luchó al lado de Bolívar por la independencia de latinoamérica.
= He fought at the side of Bolivar for the independency of Latin America.





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