“Behind” puede funcionar como preposición, adverbio o sustantivo. A continuación analizamos su uso como preposición.


1.- Preposición de lugar: detrás de


The apple is behind the mouse


My house is behind the museum

You should stay behind me

My wallet has fallen behind the table

The teacher entered the room behind the students

Be careful! Look behind you

I should stop because there is a police car behind me

My mother closed the door behind her

The dog ran behind the car

Mary sat behind Anna in class

The thieve hid behind the door

The president was sitting behind his desk

The car behind us was stopped by the police

The plane disappeared behind the mountains


You can see an old church behind the bridge



El antónimo de “behind” es “in front of”

The bridge is in front of the old church


2.- Otras acepciones

2.a.- Progresar menos (que algo / alguien)

My brother is behind me in mathematics

The project was behind schedule

Real Madrid is only one point behind the leader


2.b.- Apoyar (algo / a alguien)

In the Wimbledon Final the spectators were behind Federer

The accused knew that his family was behind him

The candidate has very important businessmen behind him

He felt alone. Nobody was behind him


2.c.- Ser responsable de algo

Peter is the chief engineer behind the works at Victoria Station

That terrorist movement was behind the attack


2.4.- Vivencia / experiencia del pasado

I have ten years of banking experience behind me

She has years of suffering behind her


2.5.- Algo no visible, escondido

Behind his polite manner you could find a very rude person

People want to know the truth behind the plane crash in California

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