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Esto es ¿para tú?

Imagine, if you will, a group of pronouns - yes, like a squad of little wordy warriors ready to battle the confusion of language learning. They're not just any warriors; they're the special ones chosen to dance closely with prepositions, those little connectors that like to link arms and swing around in sentences.

Now, in the land of Español, we have our heroes:

  •  (me), who loves looking in the mirror and saying, "Todo para mí" (All for me).

  • Ti (you), the friendly one always saying, "Este regalo es para ti" (This gift is for you), even though he keeps the best gifts for himself.

  • Él/Ella/Usted, the trio that's everywhere, like ninjas, silently moving from "con él" to "sin ella" without a sound.

  • Nosotros/Nosotras, the team that sticks together, whether it's "entre nosotros" or "para nosotros," they share everything, even the last piece of pizza.

  • Vosotros/Vosotras, who are like the cool kids on the block, always chilling "con vosotros" at the coolest spots in town.

  • Ellos/Ellas/Ustedes, the group that's always talked about, "sin ellos" nothing is as fun, and "con ustedes," the party never ends.

But, there is a twist in our story! The preposition "con" (with) decides it wants to be the life of the party. It doesn't want to dance with just anyone; it wants partners with style: conmigo (with me) and contigo (with you). They're like the special VIP guests at the grammar gala, wearing glittery grammar gowns and sipping syllable cocktails.

However, when it's time to salsa with the rest of the pronoun party - con él, con ella, con nosotros, and so on - "con" sticks to the usual dance steps, no surprises there.

But wait! Our story takes a humorous turn when "yo" (I) and "tú" (you) decide they're too cool for the standard pronoun party and transform into "mí" and "ti" whenever they hang out after prepositions. They're like undercover agents, always in disguise, except at "con's" exclusive bash, where they reveal their true identities as "conmigo" and "contigo."

And in a surprising plot twist, phrases like "entre tú y yo" sneak into the mix, bending the rules like acrobats at the circus of sentences, proving that in the grand carnival of language, sometimes the rules are more like guidelines.

Let's see the whole guest list and see who dances with whom!

  1. a (to) - a mí, a ti, a él/ella/usted, a nosotros/nosotras, a vosotros/vosotras, a ellos/ellas/ustedes

  2. ante (before) - ante mí, ante ti, ante él/ella/usted, ante nosotros/nosotras, ante vosotros/vosotras, ante ellos/ellas/ustedes

  3. bajo (under) - bajo mí (not commonly used), bajo ti (not commonly used), bajo él/ella/usted, bajo nosotros/nosotras, bajo vosotros/vosotras, bajo ellos/ellas/ustedes

  4. con (with) - conmigo (with me), contigo (with you), con él/ella/usted, con nosotros/nosotras, con vosotros/vosotras, con ellos/ellas/ustedes

  5. contra (against) - contra mí, contra ti, contra él/ella/usted, contra nosotros/nosotras, contra vosotros/vosotras, contra ellos/ellas/ustedes

  6. de (of, from) - de mí, de ti, de él/ella/usted, de nosotros/nosotras, de vosotros/vosotras, de ellos/ellas/ustedes

  7. desde (from, since) - desde mí (not commonly used), desde ti (not commonly used), desde él/ella/usted, desde nosotros/nosotras, desde vosotros/vosotras, desde ellos/ellas/ustedes

  8. en (in, on) - en mí (not commonly used), en ti (not commonly used), en él/ella/usted, en nosotros/nosotras, en vosotros/vosotras, en ellos/ellas/ustedes

  9. entre (between) - entre mí (not commonly used), entre ti (not commonly used), entre él/ella/usted, entre nosotros/nosotras, entre vosotros/vosotras, entre ellos/ellas/ustedes

  10. hacia (towards) - hacia mí, hacia ti, hacia él/ella/usted, hacia nosotros/nosotras, hacia vosotros/vosotras, hacia ellos/ellas/ustedes

  11. hasta (until) - hasta mí, hasta ti, hasta él/ella/usted, hasta nosotros/nosotras, hasta vosotros/vosotras, hasta ellos/ellas/ustedes

  12. para (for) - para mí, para ti, para él/ella/usted, para nosotros/nosotras, para vosotros/vosotras, para ellos/ellas/ustedes

  13. por (by, for) - por mí, por ti, por él/ella/usted, por nosotros/nosotras, por vosotros/vosotras, por ellos/ellas/ustedes

  14. según (according to) - según mí (not commonly used), según ti (not commonly used), según él/ella/usted, según nosotros/nosotras, según vosotros/vosotras, según ellos/ellas/ustedes

  15. sin (without) - sin mí, sin ti, sin él/ella/usted, sin nosotros/nosotras, sin vosotros/vosotras, sin ellos/ellas/ustedes

  16. sobre (over, about) - sobre mí, sobre ti, sobre él/ella/usted, sobre nosotros/nosotras, sobre vosotros/vosotras, sobre ellos/ellas/ustedes

  17. tras (after, behind) - tras mí, tras ti, tras él/ella/usted, tras nosotros/nosotras, tras vosotros/vosotras, tras ellos/ellas/ustedes

Note: In some cases, the use of "mí" or "ti" after certain prepositions like "bajo," "desde," "en," and "entre" is not common and might sound awkward in normal speech. These instances were included for completeness but are not typical in everyday use.

This grand parade of prepositions and pronouns showcases the beauty and precision of the Spanish language, where every preposition finds its perfect dance partner among the pronouns.

So, my language-loving friend, as we end our tale of prepositional pronouns, remember: the journey through Spanish grammar is like a fiesta full of unexpected guests, surprising dance moves, and the occasional linguistic limbo. How low can you go? In Spanish, sometimes lower than you think, but always with a smile!

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