which of these sentences is the correct translation of "Dora taught them how to speak spanish" and is it also correct if the a before the word hablar is omitted? thanks in advance
- Dora les enseñó a hablar español.
- Dora los enseñó a hablar español.
- Dora se enseñó a hablar español.
Hello. "Dora les enseñó a hablar español" is correct. The indirect object pronoun is used because she is teaching it to them.
In Spanish, many verbs must be followed by a preposition, which may or may not correspond to the preposition (if any) used in English. The following is a list of Spanish verbs which require a when followed by an infinitive.
enseñar a = to teach to, show how to