Ask a Question

(Create a thread)
Go Back   Spanish language learning forums > Spanish & English Languages > Grammar


Tatuajes a perros

 

This is the place for questions about conjugations, verb tenses, adverbs, adjectives, word order, syntax and other grammar questions for English or Spanish.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old November 25, 2020, 11:47 AM
babymetal babymetal is offline
Ruby
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 87
Native Language: Inglés
babymetal is on a distinguished road
Tatuajes a perros

Vi la construcción siguiente en Facebook y me tiene un poco confundido.

'Tatuajes a perros.. ¡No sé a dónde vamos a llegar!'

La segunda parte entiendo bien, pero la primera, no. Lo que me confunde es el uso de la preposición 'a'. ¿Se refiere a algún verbo que se nos esconde? Por ejemplo 'hacer un tatuaje a un perro'. Si es así, ¿se trata de una preposición introduce un objeto indirecto o de una que se llama personal a?

Espero haberme explicado bien.

Gracias.
Reply With Quote
   
Get rid of these ads by registering for a free Tomísimo account.
  #2  
Old November 25, 2020, 12:58 PM
Rusty's Avatar
Rusty Rusty is offline
Señor Speedy
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: USA
Posts: 10,859
Native Language: American English
Rusty has a spectacular aura aboutRusty has a spectacular aura about
Tattoos on dogs ... I don't know where this will end!
(Similar wording could be used in the exclamation. It seems incredulous to the writer that anyone would want a tattoo on their dog.)

The word adónde should have been used, as that is what the verb llegar requires.

Just as English doesn't require the verb in the first part, neither does Spanish. The preposition 'a' could be used with hacer, poner, marcar, etc. In each case, it would designate the dogs as the indirect object.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old November 26, 2020, 01:09 AM
AngelicaDeAlquezar's Avatar
AngelicaDeAlquezar AngelicaDeAlquezar is offline
Obsidiana
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Mexico City
Posts: 8,573
Native Language: Mexican Spanish
AngelicaDeAlquezar is on a distinguished road
I agree with Rusty.


I'll add: The "a" for the dog is an indirect object.
- Hacer(le) un tatuaje a un perro. -> DO: un tatuaje, IO: a un perro.
__________________
Ain't it wonderful to be alive when the Rock'n'Roll plays...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old November 26, 2020, 06:16 AM
babymetal babymetal is offline
Ruby
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 87
Native Language: Inglés
babymetal is on a distinguished road
So I was correct then, thank you.
Reply With Quote
Reply

 

Link to this thread
URL: 
HTML Link: 
BB Code: 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Site Rules

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Los perros se vuelven locos - predicativo ? Caramelita Grammar 0 April 26, 2013 01:47 PM
Practice Paragraph - Mi Amiga, familia, yo y perros WanderlustWhispers Practice & Homework 3 August 16, 2010 10:13 PM
Perros potencialmente peligrosos Perikles Vocabulary 12 June 18, 2010 09:35 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:41 PM.

Forum powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

X