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

PhilA0Kwiziq community member

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

Asked 2 years ago
MateaA1Kwiziq 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

RonaldA2Kwiziq 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.
SteveA1Kwiziq community member

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

SteveA1Kwiziq 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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