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Spanish language Spanish Contractions - Las contracciones

Contractions in Spanish and English are very different, because English contractions, such as it is > it's, are considered somewhat informal and are optional. In Spanish, however, contractions are required.

1. A and de plus definite article (lesson)
The prepositions a and de contract with the masculine singular definite article el. They do not contract with the feminine la or the plurals los and las.
  a + el al
  a + la a la
  a + los a los
  a + las a las
  de + el del
  de + la de la
  de + los de los
  de + las de las
   
2. Con plus prepositional pronoun (lesson)
The preposition con contracts with the prepositional pronouns , ti, and , and the suffix -go is added to each one.
con + mí conmigo
   con + ti contigo
  con + sí consigo
   
3. Certain verb forms plus object pronouns (lesson)
When object pronouns follow an imperative, infinitive, or present participle, they all contract into a single word, and accents may need to be added to maintain proper word stress.
  ver + lo verlo
  mostrar + me + la mostrármela
  ayuda + me ayúdame
  vaya + se váyase
  haciendo + lo haciéndolo
  hablando + te hablándote

  

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