Useful examples to learn how to use the preposition 'mediante' in Spanish.
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10 phrases to learn how to use the preposition ‘mediante’ in Spanish (by means of)

In any language, learning prepositions is basic as they serve to relate some sentences with others, some ideas with others. To speak Spanish correctly you must correctly use all the prepositions, which are 23: a, ante, bajo, cabe, con, contra, de, desde, en, entre, hacia, hasta, para, por, según, sin, so, sobre, tras, durante, mediante, versus y vía. We have dedicated this post to the preposition ‘mediante’, one of the last that were incorporated, as such, by the Royal Spanish Academy. Mediante is ‘por medio de’, the same as ‘a través de’. In English, it is ‘by means of’ or ‘through’. Work with these 10 examples and listen to their pronunciation in the audio added:

 

 

Se infectaron los archivos del ordenador mediante un virus maligno.
(Computer files were infected by means of a malicious virus.)

Todo el edificio tiene conexión a internet mediante fibra óptica.
(The entire building has an internet connection by means of optical fibre.)

Elegirán al portavoz mediante una votación a mano alzada.
(The spokesperson will be elected through a vote by show of hands .)

Descartaron la enfermedad mediante una exploración.
(They ruled out the disease through an exploration.)

Logró solucionar el problema mediante un plan de contingencia.
(He/ she  managed to solve the problem through a contingency plan.)

Fue seducida mediante mentiras.
(She was seduced by means of lies.)

Consiguió el acuerdo mediante la simpatía y la diplomacia.
(He/ she got the agreement through sympathy and diplomacy.)

Mediante buenas palabras no me vas a convencer.
(You won’t convince me through good words.)

Promueven valores mediante programas de educación.
(They promote values through education programs.)

Mediante la observación descubrió muchas cosas.
(He/ she discovered many things by means of the observation.)

 

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