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use of A mi

the sentence My son like the crib is translated A mi hijo le gusta la cuna. Why is the "A" used?

March 14, 2012

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Here is a link to an explanation I found helpful: http://www.studyspanish.com/lessons/persa.htm

March 15, 2012

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Gustar, as a verb, describes an object pleasing someone. When you say "me gusta x" you're saying that x pleases you. "Me" is an indirect object indicator. When you say "le gusta x," you're are saying that x pleases le, which refers to he/she/it and requires clarification. Given your example, "A mi hijo le gusta la cuna," you're saying "the crib pleases he/she/it, which is my son."

March 14, 2012

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I understand the le or me I don't understand the "A mi" part. I guess it means "to my son or for my son"

March 14, 2012

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Thank you Gumbee-very helpful

March 15, 2012
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