Preposition "contra" (against) - General use (prepositions)

 The basic and general use of the Spanish preposition "contra" is to express "against". For example:

  •  In games/sports: jugar contra...

Rafa Nadal está jugando contra Federer.Rafa Nadal is playing against Federer.

El equipo rojo juega contra el equipo azul.The red team plays against the blue team.

Alemania va a jugar contra España en la final.Germany is playing against Spain at the final.

  • Opposite opinion: estar en contra de...

Estoy en contra de esa ley.I am against that law.

Vamos a votar... ¿quién está a favor y quién está en contra?Let's vote... ¿who is in favour and who is against?

In this context you always need the preposition "en" in front of "contra"

  • When hitting something: golpear contra...
El niño está golpeando la pelota contra la pared.The boy is hitting the ball on/against the wall.

 

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Alemania va a jugar contra España en la final.Germany is playing against Spain at the final.
El equipo rojo juega contra el equipo azul.The red team plays against the blue team.
El niño está golpeando la pelota contra la pared.The boy is hitting the ball on/against the wall.
Rafa Nadal está jugando contra Federer.Rafa Nadal is playing against Federer.
Vamos a votar... ¿quién está a favor y quién está en contra?Let's vote... ¿who is in favour and who is against?
Estoy en contra de esa ley.I am against that law.
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