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"The professor includes her brother."

Translation:La profesora incluye a su hermano.

February 24, 2018


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Why is there an "a" in this sentence?

March 21, 2018


Do more research on the personal 'a' in Spanish. It definitely helps! (I'm still struggling myself with this concept)


Thanks for the "do research" nudge. SpanishDict refers to this usage of "a" as a preposition as the "con complemento directo" case.
So, if I understand this correctly, "Él la incluye" = "He includes her" - no "a" is required but if its "Él incluye a su gato" = "He includes her cat" - then the "a" is required. In http://www.spanishdict.com/translate/a this is case 8 in the second list of "a" as a preposition. Definitely not easy. It would be amazing if DL did a whole section on just "a" as a preposition.


It didn't specify that the brother was the professor's brother so I didn't know to make it feminine...


If the brother is not the professor's brother, it would be better to translate this to: El profesor incluye al hermano de ella.


The grammar is ambiguous. Maybe consider an edit.


Why can't i write el profesor incluye a su hermano?


IDK the professor was a girl. Where is that stated?


the professor includes HER brother


...plus... professor wasn't an option so i imagine this helps determine the context, that it was her (the professor's ) brother and not Her... some student or other female's brother


El "Profesor" incluye a su hermano "Berlin".

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