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Preposition 'a' usage

StuartC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Preposition 'a' usage

Hola,

Could you shed some light on why that is used here, please?

Es fantástico que ellos estén a salvo.

Gracias,

Asked 11 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Stuart

Estar a salvo is a set expression in Spanish meaning "to be safe [out of danger]". It is always using the preposition "a". We also use "ponerse a salvo", meaning "to get to safety", for example:

"Los residentes de la zona se pusieron a salvo del incendio, huyendo en sus coches."

"The residents of the area got to safety from the fire, by escaping in their cars."

I hope it helps,

Inma

Preposition 'a' usage

Hola,

Could you shed some light on why that is used here, please?

Es fantástico que ellos estén a salvo.

Gracias,

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