The basic and general use of the Spanish preposition "entre" is to express "between" or "among".
Entre = Between
El gato está entre el sillón y la mesa.The cat is between the armchair and the table.
El bebé está entre el padre y la madre.The baby is between the father and the mother.
La hamaca está entre dos árboles.The hammock is between two trees.
Entre is used to express where something/someone is located: between two things/people. Depending on the context, entre could also refer to a more abstract meaning of between, let's look at some examples.
Entre = Among
Veo a Sara entre la gente.I [can] see Sara among the people.
Puedes ver mi casa entre campos de trigo.You can see my house among wheat fields.
Esta asignatura es muy popular entre los estudiantes.This subject is very popular among students.
Voy a repartir los caramelos entre los niños.I'm going to give the sweets [US: candy] to the children. [lit: distribute the sweets among the children]
As you can see in the examples above, not only can entre refer to "among" in the physical sense (e.g. to be among people) but also with other more "abstract" meanings ofamong (e.g. to be popular among..., to distribute things among/amongst...)
Entre can also be used with pronouns. For this see Using prepositions entre and según followed by a pronoun
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