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In "Nosotros preferimos ir al campo otro día", why is it "al campo" instead of "el campo"?

Phil G.A0Kwiziq community member

In "Nosotros preferimos ir al campo otro día", why is it "al campo" instead of "el campo"?

Asked 2 years ago
Matea J.A1Kwiziq community memberCorrect answer

In Spanish, to express to the / in the + masculine singular noun (a + el), you use the contraction al.

to the park/in the park = A el campo (A+EL= AL) al campo

InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Phil

Here is an explanation for that "al campo". Have a look here.

Saludos

Inma

Ronald M.A2Kwiziq community member

"ir a" means "to go to." There is a contraction for "a el," it's "al." 

You don't say:

Nosotros preferimos ir a el campo otro día.You say:Nosotros preferimos ir al campo otro día.
Steve L.A1Kwiziq community member

al = contraction of a el (to the) el just means the. 

Steve L.A1Kwiziq community member

al = contraction of a el (to the) el just means the. 

In "Nosotros preferimos ir al campo otro día", why is it "al campo" instead of "el campo"?

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