What is the difference between entender with preposition 'a' and without it

IrigasumiB2Kwiziq community member

What is the difference between entender with preposition 'a' and without it

entender a su hijo
entender su pinto de vista
in english we don't use any preposition with the verb 'understasnd'
but why in spanish, do we use preposition 'a' sometimes?

Asked 2 years ago
MarshaC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

This is the personal a which is used in Spanish.

The personal a is used before direct objects. The personal a is generally used when the direct object is a person, or an animal or thing that is thought of as a having personal qualities.

There are a couple of lessons on here which will give you further explanations.

 

InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Irigasumi

Following Marsha's comment, here is a list on some personal "a" verbs and a list of some common verbs that take the "a" when having "people" direct objects. 

I hope it helps, 

personal a verbs

personal a verbs list

Saludos

Inma

Irigasumi asked:View original

What is the difference between entender with preposition 'a' and without it

entender a su hijo
entender su pinto de vista
in english we don't use any preposition with the verb 'understasnd'
but why in spanish, do we use preposition 'a' sometimes?

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