When to use A in Spanish?
Rosa va a buscar a Lucy – Rose goes to look for Lucy
Note: The personal “a” may also be used if the direct object is a domesticated animal, especially a pet, provided that the speaker attaches some sort of personal feelings towards the animal.
Note: The personal “a” is not used when the direct object is not a person or is an animal for which no personal feelings are felt.
Note: The personal “a” is not used after the verb “tener”, or the verb form “hay”. This is true even if the direct object is a person.
Tengo tres primas. (tener) I have three cousins.
Note: If the direct object is an indefinite person, the personal “a” is not used.
Note: The word A means also ‘To’ . To is a word which means approaching or reaching. Another meaning of this word is expressing motion into particular direction. It is also used as attachment to some words and often shows that the verb is infinitive.
How do you say A in Spanish?
Marta: Pedro, ¿qué vamos a hacer hoy? | Pedro, what are we going to do today?
Pedro: Hoy nosotros vamos a pescar | Today we are going fishing
‘Iba a vivir en otra ciudad’
‘Quiero ir a la playa’.
‘Vamos a continuar la clase’
‘Rosa va a buscar a Lucy’
‘He was going to live in another city’
‘I want to go to the beach’
‘Let’s continue the class’
‘Rose goes to look for Lucy’