Asked • 03/14/19

# What is the difference between "al" and "a la"?

Consider the following sentence: > Vamos a entender a la maestra. (We are going to understand the teacher) I remember seeing in a similar sentence the word al being used instead of a la. So are these two ways of referencing the person interchangeable? Or are there specific contexts in which one must be used over the other?

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Curtis S. answered • 03/14/19

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