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

El vs Al

I just saw a question El caballo ve al gato, but you wouldn't translate it "The horse sees to the cat." Al means "to the" or "at," but neither of them fit in. They sh . . . . .more

August 8, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/valgal707

Isn't it literally: The horse looks at the cat?


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

@valgal707 No, it's not that. You see, if you look carefully, it says "To the," not "at the."


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

@dadaduo For all practical purposes "to" <=> "at" when translating between english and spanish. This is because spanish has no "at," so it uses "to" instead, kind of like there being no "on" in spanish.

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