“Along”

Along” is a preposition (of movement and position) and an adverb.

Here are examples – as an adverb:

  • Sanchez was running along besides Mr. Zapatero (el Señor Sanchez iba corriendo al lado del Señor Zapatero).
  • Merkel will be along in a couple of minutes (dentro de un par de minutos viene la Señora Merkel).
  • We are going to the opera. Why not come along with us? ¿Por qué no vienes con nosotros?
  • Come along! (¡venga!). It is time to leave.

This form of the adverb does not have an equivalent in Castellano (no tiene equivalente en castellano: se usa verbos de movimiento).

Now as a preposition:

  • Figaro and Susanna went for a walk along the river (Figaro y Susana fueron a dar un paseo por el río).
  • The trees along the river are beautiful (los árboles a lo largo del río son hermosos).
  • The cafe is along here (… está por aqui).