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"Al" necessary?

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There is a sentence here: "No veo al perro."

Why isn't it? "No veo el perro"

Why is the word "al" needed? Wouldn't the sentence then be: "I don't see TO the dog" instead of "I don't see the dog."

5 years ago

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"Al" is a combination of "a" and "el." So yes, it is necessary. "A" is called the personal a, which is used before people/animals.

5 years ago