"I always go to work by bus."
Translation:Yo siempre voy al trabajo en autobús.
Hey everyone, I'm sure most of these versions will get the point across to a native speaker, so don't sweat it too much. You are still learning. I also like to learn what the most correct way to say something is in this new language to me. Each language is different not only in words, but in how phrases are structured. And not everything is consistent, even within a language. Keep it fun, y'all!!
Yes. Trabajo can be either a verb or a noun. As a noun, it does mean a job, place of work, or a jobs general ("buscar trabajo," to look for work).
English has a lot of such words ("I escort you" vs. "I am your escort" etc). I suppose in Spanish, as in English, it's simply a matter of learning each one individually.
Ganesh19 and DonovanP, the most-asked questions work their way to the top when people up-vote them with the little arrows, so if you look at the top of the thread before you post, you can see your question was asked and answered several times already.
Forum people are very helpful, but it is better not to duplicate questions because it clutters it up.
I'm not scolding you; I am trying to make the best use of our helpful forum, since Duo does not provide such information. ¡Buena suerte!
In this case I think they're talking about work as place not a verb. So you are going to 'the work(place)' and since 'al' is the substitute for the tongue twisting 'a el' .. that's why it's used here. Like saying 'al gusto' = to the way it pleases me.
Trabajar is 'to work' the verb' so I think they're looking for 'the work' because it's a specific place although in English we'd just say 'work'
al or del are used when the following subject is specific and masculine so that it's easier to pronounce (try saying 'a el' a few times -- al is much easier on the mouth)
I'm not an expert, but that's why I've come to understand it in my limited knowlege
voy a = I'm going to [place/action] voy al = I'm going to the [specific place/object/action] vas a = "You're going to [place/action]
a = to
al = to the [masculine]
del = of / from the [masculine]
de = of / from
al and del are used so you don't have to say 'a el' or 'de el' because that's just difficult combination of sounds to make as a normal human.