What is that mean this sentence? "A él le gusta este concierto."
The "A" is problem for me? Thank you
"A él" is the indirect object. Indirect objects must be introduced by "a". That's it.
In case you wish to do any further reseach on this use it is commonly referred to as the "personal a" in many of the Spanish grammar websites online.
Please delete this answer and then bury the ashes in a very, very deep hole. Stupid answer. Must have been daydreaming.
Even though the "a" is confusing to you, you understand that the sentence translates into English to something similar to "He really likes this concert." Right?
I know about the "a", but it would be mistaken for me to try to explain it to you here with my limited knowledge of the correct "grammar" words.
One thing I can help you with: the preposition "a" is very important and often used to express the relationship of some verb to a person....we could say, perhaps, "in the direction" (hmm) of a person. So the "gustar" ...the pleasing....is happening "to" him (él).
Well, I warned that I do not know the correct way to explain this, but maybe this can be a start for you until we get a good answer!!
Thank you All
edit - i like lazarus1907's answer
"A direct translation would say,"to him, he likes this concert." adding the "a" makes the statement specific to a person, it adds emphasis. - joeWaverage" (I don't know how to bracket someone else's quote, so I just copied it here.)
I think a more literal translation is: "to him the concert is pleasing". The "le" preceding "gusta" would indicate "to him" on its own. The "a él" clarifies who "le" refers to.