the personal "a" - preterite  

Resources Spanish Preterite Tense The Personal "a"
Step 1

Overview

Step 1

We use the personal a with people and pets.

María visitó a su abuela.
      Maria visited her grandmother.
Conocí a Miguel en mil novecientos ochenta y
       cinco.

      I met Miguel in 1985.
Yo invité a María a ir a la fiesta.
      I invited Maria to go to the party.
¿Quién llamó a la policía?
      Who called the police?
Ellos fueron a visitar a su tía.
      They went to visit their aunt.

Exceptions:
We don't use the personal a with tener, necesitar, and haber.

Tuve dos hijos.
      I had two children.
Necesité un médico.
      I needed a doctor.
En mi familia hubo seis personas.
      In my family there were six people.


Continue
Step 2

Learn Vocabulary!
Step 3

Work with Sentences!
Step 4

Review and Expand!
Coming up Next:

Location
  
  Vocabulary Flashcards
  Vocabulary Quiz
  Photo Quiz
  Spelling Quiz
  Sentence Flashcards
  Video
  Example Sentences
  Dialogue
  Image-Sentence Match
  Word Order Quiz
  Multiple Choice Quiz
  A or B Quiz
  Fill In

Icon Legend

Icons are color coded by Spanish level:

Green = Beginner
Blue = Intermediate
Orange = Advanced


Black icons are unrelated to Spanish level:

Help
Download
Information




http://www.NuLengua.com



Popular Phrase: prefiero conjugation | Conversational Spanish | Conjugated Verb: acendrar - to refine [ click for full conjugation ]