a la niña, al niño...
Why do you have to put "A" before "la niña" ? For example, " A la niña no le gusta jugo". Can't you just leave "A" out? "al niño le gusta el futbol" same thing, why al ???
HI Jever, look at Moe¡s wonderful reference article about this topic. We call this the personal "a" and you can't leave it out.
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Yes I think it is alright to say el niño le gusta el fútbol.
"al" is a contraction for the words "a" and "el." Both forms of this sentence begin with "a," but because the word "niño" is masculine, an "el" precedes it as opposed to a "la" for the word "niña," which is feminine.