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Old April 20, 2021, 12:00 PM
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El veros a todos

Hi,

El veros a todos aquí me renueva la esperanza.

What el is doing here (if it's not a typo)?
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It's not a typo; it's the definite article meaning "the".

In this sentence the subject is "el veros a todos aquí": the head noun is the infinitive "ver", which is accompanied by its direct object, "os a todos", and an adverb, "aquí".

In English we would use the gerund "seeing" as a noun in contexts like your sentence, while Spanish uses the infinitive "ver" as a noun.

English typically does not allow using an article with a gerund in this type of context. However, Spanish frequently allows using an article with an infinitive in this type of context, and sometimes Spanish requires using an article.
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As wrholt mentioned, using "el" before a verb infinitive allows you to use it as a noun, similar to how the gerund is used in English.
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