uno a otro o uno al otro

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I have read two different ways to say "each other", which is correct
uno a otro o
uno al otro?

These are example sentences
Se golpean el uno al otro.
Se ven uno a otro.

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updated ABR 6, 2008
posted by motley

13 Answers

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Don't be so sure. I would notice as they would have a different meaning.

updated ABR 6, 2008
posted by RicardoN
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I realize that it only matters in writing anyway, when speaking, no one is going to know whether you say a or al

updated ABR 5, 2008
posted by motley
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it was a pleasure......

updated ABR 3, 2008
posted by Africa92
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I might have it

Thank you everyone. Just have to mull it over a bit.

updated ABR 3, 2008
posted by motley
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its depent what you want to say.. some times you have to use "el" and some times you have to use "a"

updated ABR 3, 2008
posted by Africa92
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Actually the problem is quite simple.
al is a contraction of a + el.

so in "el uno al otro" (really being el uno a el otro) it is the early el that indicates you must use al (a + el) to be in correspondence with it
else you would say "uno a otro" without el for both 'otro' words.

the translations (sort of) are in the line of one to another vs the one to the other. The the being the equivalent of el.

updated ABR 3, 2008
posted by RicardoN
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uno al otro, mutuamente, una a la otra, cada quien, uno a otro, el uno al otro, lo uno y lo otro, os, una a otra

mi hermano y yo nos ayudarnos mutuamente
cada quien ve por su cosas
mis papas nos educaron a ayudarnos el uno al otro
ellas se miraron una a otra

I hope this help you.....

updated ABR 3, 2008
posted by Africa92
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each other means

uno al otro, mutuamente, una a la otra, cada quien, uno a otro, el uno al otro, lo uno y lo otro, os, una a otra

updated ABR 3, 2008
posted by Africa92
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se ayudan el uno al otro its correct
se miraron el uno al otro its correct
se miraron uno a otro its also correct......

updated ABR 3, 2008
posted by Africa92
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They looked at each other - Se miraron uno a otro
Get these
They help each other - se ayudan mútuamente (OR) entre ellos
Their houses are next to each other - sus casas están una al lado de la otra (OR) juntas

updated ABR 3, 2008
posted by Eddy
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Are you saying that it should always be al? If so one of my study guides is wrong.

updated ABR 3, 2008
posted by motley
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uno a otro según el diccionario collins

updated ABR 3, 2008
posted by Eddy
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se ven el uno al otro como enemigos.....
se quieren el uno al otro como hermanos.....

updated ABR 3, 2008
posted by Africa92