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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ashhab2010

La comida es para el sábado.

though i correctly translated it as "the food is for saturday" i wonder why "el" is used in the sentence?

July 16, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vasquei

It's because in Spanish and other romance languages, the article is used to define the object. "The food is for the saturday." It can be extrapolated to mean: "The food is for [this] Saturday."

July 16, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/briecee

I think it distinguishes it from "La comida es para los sabados" (pardon my lack of accent), i.e., "The food is for Saturdays". If you have a food that comes back on the menu every Saturday (like Grandma's fruitcake gets recycled every Christmas!) then you would need "los sabados", right?

July 17, 2012
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