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  3.8 Some important prepositions

Prepositions are words of relationships, meaning that they are indicating which the relationship is between the objects. I write a letter with a pen. I do this in my break. He is in the garden. To get started we'll have a look at some of the most important ones. The whole bunch you'll find in chapter 12.
  con = with
  Hablo con él.
  Escribo la carta con el bolígrafo.
  Tomo un café con leche.
  Tú puedes hablar con él.
I speak with him.
I write a letter with a pen.
I take a coffee with milk.
You can talk with him.

  en = in
  Estoy en la ciudad.
  El bolígrafo está en la caja.
  Los cigarillos están en el cenicero.
I am in the city.
The pen is in the box.
The cigarettes are in the ashtray.

  mientras = while (conjunction, a connection between two pars of sentence)
  Mientras ella come, él escribe una carta.
  Ella lee un libro,
mientras él tiene que   escribir una carta.
Mientras las muchachas hablan, los   muchachos trabajan.

While she eats he writes a letter.
She reads a book while he has to write a letter.
While the girls talk the boys work.

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