Learn about preposition "sobre" in Spanish
The preposition "sobre" in Spanish has different meanings but the most common ones are: "on/on top of/above/about".
We use sobre to express on/on top of something. For example:
In this case, it has the same meaning as the preposition "en" (on) in Spanish, e.g. Hay unas cartas en la mesa/sobre la mesa.
We can also use sobre for "above/over":
As a synonym of "sobre" we can also use "por encima de", meaning the same:
When we want to say at about/around [a time] the preposition sobre can also be used. For example:
Remember to use the article after sobre if you are saying at about a certain time (sobre la una, sobre las siete...)
Note that sometimes we use the preposition "hacia" with this same meaning. See also Preposition "hacia" in Spanish (towards/around) - general use
Meaning "about something/a subject"
A more frequently-used synonym for sobre in this case is "de":
Not to be confused with the masculine noun "el sobre" that means "envelope":
Some sports use the preposition "sobre":
patinaje sobre hielo
patinaje sobre ruedas
hockey sobre hielo
hockey sobre hierba
- Preposition "con" in Spanish (with) - General use
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- Preposition "sin" in Spanish (without) - General use
- Preposition "en" in Spanish (on/in/inside/at) - general use
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