Necesito un hombre.

Necesito a un hombre.

Which is correct?

Estoy buscando a unos amigos.

Estoy buscando unos amigos?.

Which is correct?

Is it correct to add A in front of persona/personas?

1 Answer



Spanish personal "a"

If the direct object is an indefinite person, the personal "a" is not used. The result is that the person becomes "depersonalized."

Necesito médico.
I need (any) doctor. (or)
I need medical assistance.

Necesito jardinero.
I need (any) gardener. (or)
I need someone to tend my garden.

So if you are referring to a specific man or specific friends then you need the personal "a"; if not, then you don't.

  • thanks this helped me too - snowycards Jan 26, 2011