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"Yo conozco a tu jefe."

Translation:I know your boss.

1 month ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/tita.popi
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Don't worry, most of us don't understand it too, we only use it because... we know that it has to be there.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ced609

Good explanation from the link.
Thanks.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JuvbM

Why do they use the a? Would i be wrong if i juat said yo conozco tu jefe?

1 month ago

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Yes, it is wrong.

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JsunLG

But why is it wrong ?

1 month ago

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The personal a is a vestige from older languages on which Spanish is based. Using it shows caring/concern/respect for the human (or pet) it's referencing. And not using it is considered disrespectful.

2 days ago

https://www.duolingo.com/marcy65brown
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Information on the personal a: studyspanish.com (Grammar Unit Two).

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jane254678

Thanks. That was very helpful.

5 days ago

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Sorry, but I do not know why, I only know that it is wrong.

1 month ago