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"Encantado" is an adjective which is often translated as "delighted", and "a" is a preposition which is often translated as "to". Learn more about the difference between "encantado" and "a" below.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (very pleased)
a. delighted
Estaría encantado de acompañarte al baile.I would be delighted to accompany you to the ball.
Estoy encantado con el rendimiento del equipo.I'm delighted with the team's performance.
2. (under a spell)
a. enchanted
La gente dice que esa casa está encantada.People say that house is enchanted.
b. bewitched (person)
La princesa encantada no se acordaba de su nombre.The bewitched princess couldn't remember her name.
3. (distracted)
a. in a trance
Mi amigo siempre parece estar encantado durante la clase de física.My friend always looks like he's in a trance during physics class.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
4. (in social introductions)
a. pleasure
Te quiero presentar a mi esposa. - Encantado de conocerla. Soy Luis.I'd like to introduce you to my wife. - Pleasure to meet you. I'm Luis.
encantados
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (children's game)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. freeze tag
Ven, vamos a jugar a los encantados.Come on, we're going to play freeze tag.
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a(
ah
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A preposition is a word that indicates the relationship between a noun and another word (e.g. He ran through the door.).
1. (used to indicate direction)
a. to
Ve a tu habitación.Go to your room.
2. (used to indicate position)
a. to
A la izquierda puedes ver el parque.To your left you can see the park.
3. (used to indicate an exact moment)
a. at
Saldremos al amanecer.We will leave at dawn.
4. (used to indicate mode)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Podía respirar a duras penas.He was hardly able to breathe.
5. (the personal "a")
a. to
No te olvides de escribir a tus abuelos.Don't forget to write to your grandparents.
6. (used to give orders)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¡A fregar los platos!Go do the dishes!
¡A la cama!Off to bed!
7. (used with quantities)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Me encantaría ganar dinero a espuertas.I would love to earn lots of money.
Llovía a cántaros.It was pouring.
8. (used to express purpose)
a. to
Vino a saludar.He came to say hello.
9. (used to express frequency)
a. per
Trabajo ocho horas al día.I work eight hours per day.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
10. (letter)
a. a
Ese adjetivo debe terminar con una a.That adjective should end in an a.
11. (music)
a. A
El pianista tocó una A.The pianist played an A.
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