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"Encantador" is an adjective which is often translated as "charming", and "a" is a preposition which is often translated as "to". Learn more about the difference between "encantador" and "a" below.
encantador(
ehng
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kahn
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tah
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dohr
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (likeable)
a. charming
Su hijo es un joven encantador.Your son is a charming young man.
b. delightful
Diana es una niña encantadora y bien educadada.Diana is a delightful and well-educated girl.
c. lovely
Hacen una pareja encantadora.They make a lovely couple.
2. (beautiful)
a. charming
Visitamos un pueblo encantador en las montañas.We visited a charming town in the mountains.
b. enchanting
Este pueblito tiene unos lugares encantadores con vistas espectaculares.This small town has some enchanting places with spectacular views.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
3. (magician)
a. enchanter
Yo no creo en la magia de los encantadores.I do not believe in the magic of enchanters.
b. wizard
Merlín era el encantador que educó a Arturo.Merlin was the wizard who educated Arthur.
c. charmer (of snakes)
Vimos a un encantador de serpientes en Marruecos.We saw a snake charmer in Morocco.
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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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