Ask a Question

(Create a thread)
Go Back   Spanish language learning forums > Spanish & English Languages > Translations

Junto A La


If you need help translating a sentence or longer piece of text, use this forum. For translations or definitions of a single word or idiom, use the vocabulary forum.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old November 21, 2019, 09:18 AM
deandddd deandddd is offline
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 114
deandddd is on a distinguished road
Junto A La


For a long while now I have been a bit curious as to what it exactly means to say "junto a la".

In the song "porque te vas" Jeanette sings "junto a la estación lloraré igual que un niño". The train station, I think. Does this mean that she would cry while leaning against the wall of the station? Or that she would be in front of the station or off to the side?

And a long time ago I remember reading about a figure from The Old Testament who fell "junto a la pared". So does it just mean the same as "against", he fell against the wall?

Any example sentences?



Last edited by deandddd; November 21, 2019 at 09:43 AM.
Reply With Quote
Get rid of these ads by registering for a free Tomísimo account.
Old November 21, 2019, 02:31 PM
AngelicaDeAlquezar's Avatar
AngelicaDeAlquezar AngelicaDeAlquezar is offline
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mexico City
Posts: 8,575
Native Language: Mexican Spanish
AngelicaDeAlquezar is on a distinguished road
"Junto a" means "next to", it describes something or someone that is close enough as to be side to side with something or someone else.

In the song there's no indication to know where she is physically; if she's in a car or a public bench, or if she's standing or sitting down on the floor crying. "Junto a la estación" just means that she'll be outside the station, but quite close as to be near the walls or the entrance. She wouldn't get away from it or go inside; she'd just cry nearby.

The person who fell "junto a la pared" just fell down very close to the wall, next to it.

Some examples:

- Mi casa está junto al parque.
My house is next to the park.

- Un señor venía caminando junto a mí y me robó la cartera.
A man was walking beside me and he stole my wallet.

- Pon las plantas junto a la ventana para que les dé sol.
Put the plants next to the window so they can get some sun.

- Quiero comprar una casa junto al mar.
I want to buy a house near the sea.

- Ven, siéntate junto a nosotros.
Come, sit down with us.

- El cementerio está junto a la iglesia del pueblo.
The cemetery is next to the town's church.

- Estacioné el coche junto a un hidrante y me multaron.
I park the car next to a fire hydrant and I got a fine.
Ain't it wonderful to be alive when the Rock'n'Roll plays...
Reply With Quote
Old November 22, 2019, 06:46 AM
deandddd deandddd is offline
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 114
deandddd is on a distinguished road

Thank you for your very full explanation.

Got it!

Reply With Quote


Link to this thread
HTML Link: 
BB Code: 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Site Rules

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:36 AM.

Forum powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.