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"El caballo ve al gato."

Translation:The horse sees the cat.

January 26, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JoanQ

Why al and not el gato?

January 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luis

This is a combo reason:

  1. "al" = "a + el", so this is "El caballo ve a el gato" (although in Spanish, you must contract to "al").

  2. There is something called "the personal 'a'". Basically, you add an "a" when the verb applies to a person (or a pet). In this case, the horse is seeing the cat (who is personified), so you say "El caballo ve a el gato" (which actually must be "El caballo ve al gato").

January 26, 2013
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