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Old February 05, 2014, 11:13 AM
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A mi hermano - Need personal "A"?

This is a simple one and I think I know the answer but I'm not sure.
Esta es una sencilla y creo que ya sé la respuesta.

A mi hermana le gusta ........

Algunas de las traducciones automáticas tienen la 'a' y otros no.

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Please correct any errors. Thank you. Bob Ritter, Pensacola, Florida, USA
Por favor, corregir los errores.
Por favor corrija cualquier errores.
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The indirect object must always be preceded with the preposition 'a'.
(It's not technically a "personal 'a'". It's the preposition used to introduce the indirect object.)
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Old February 05, 2014, 12:53 PM
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I agree with Rusty. This is IO.
Those verbs expressing that something affects you are constructed this way.

For the next examples: the thing that affects someone is the subject of next sentences (marked in pink); the indirect object is the person introduced by "a" (marked in blue). How it affects the person is marked in bold.

- A mí (this is yo) me gusta ir al cine.
- ¿A ti (this is tú) no te aburre ver televisión?
- A mi mamá (this is ella) le encanta visitarnos.
- Al perro (this is él) le fascina jugar en el jardín.
- A todos (this is nosotros) nos importa cuidar el medio ambiente.
- ¿A ustedes les parece correcto hablar con extraños?
- A esos niños (this is ellos) les falta ser más educados.
- A mis hijas (this is ellas) les molesta limpiar su cuarto.

Notice the IO pronouns for each person:

yo -> me
tú -> te
él/ella -> le
nosotros -> nos
ustedes -> les
ellos/ellas -> les
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