Grammar & Vocabulary

Preposición a

As we know, in Spanish, we must always use the preposition a when the object of the sentence is a person (or a pet). This can be tricky for English speakers, since sentences with people as objects don’t directly translate:

I visit Mary. Visito a Mary.
I call my aunt. Llamo a mi tía.
She loves her chihuahua. Ella ama a su chihuahua.
Lisa helped Alice with her homework. Lisa ayudó a Alice con su tarea.
I don’t know Louis. No conozco a Louis.
I asked Peter about his new job. Pregunté a Peter sobre su nuevo empleo.
Eliza saw Laura in the park. Eliza vio a Laura en el parque.

Verbo de la semana:

Enhebrar (to thread a needle)

Pedro enhebró la aguja y cosió un botón. Pedro threaded the needle and sewed a button.
¿Pudiste enhebrar esa aguja? Were you able to thread that needle?
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