Well, yes, and we are very grateful to Duo for all this great free instruction.
I can imagine a hypnotist repeating this phrases suggestively into the ears of an audience falling into a trance, lol
I think encantar is more like "I love pizza" or "I love to run on the beach", and amar is romantic love, like "I love my spouse". Not sure about how to say "I love my mom", though...?
"I love my mom" I think is "Amo a mi madre". For me, this explanation is legit: https://www.quora.com/What-are-the-differences-between-amar-and-encantar-in-Spanish
I will admit it "to a degree", ok? Professing my love to an app is just wrong
Because we love our little green owl! And because he's a personalized being: he teaches us, he travels the world, he wears clothes, and he used to cry when we didn't practice.
The personal A is always necessary before the name of a person or animal (in this case, Dúo).
Every Time I think I have an original thought, I discover someone has it before me!
what i learned is that the direct object (Duo) of the verb (loves) always has the personal "a" before it. It is not translated in english but it has to be there. If there is a person or pet after a verb, you use it. But not in cases where it's some inanimate object like: Duo amas cafe.
I put in "We love Duolingo" and I was confused why I was incorrect. I mistakenly understood Duo to be synonymous with Duolingo. XD
What's the difference between, Nos encanta Dúo AND Nosotros andamos a Dúo?
"Nos encanta" means "we adore." "Nosotros andamos" means "we walk."
También amamos los empleados y los voluntarios que hacen el Dúo una realidad.
I don't understand why this verb requires an "a" after. Can anybody enlighten me? :)
The "a" doesn't go with this verb, but rather one that is used before a direct object like "Dúo" which is a person… er, an owl; a personalized owl. It's the "personal 'a'".
so how come you'd use amamos here instead of nos encanta like past lessons? does it depend on the subject you're talking about or does it flat out not matter which one you use?
Yes, I certainly do! I love learning Spanish this way! So glad that it is available!