al verme

Ricky

Kwiziq community member

18 October 2018

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al verme

Please explain 'al' in Mis amigos sintieron una gran alegría al verme.

Gracias,

Ricky

This relates to:
Conjugate irregular -ir verbs stem changing (e > i) in El Pretérito Indefinido (simple past) -

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

18 October 2018

18/10/18

Hola Ricky,

We use "al" plus an infinitive as a way of saying "when something happened". In this case, with this sentence "Mis amigos sintieron una gran alegría al verme.", it is the same as saying "My friends felt really happy when they saw me.".

Here is a lesson about "al+infinitive". Note it is an advance class, though.

Using conjunction al + infinitive/perfect infinitive = when doing/ because of doing [something]

Also note: Al = contraction of a+el.

I hope it helps.

Un saludo

Inma

Ricky

Kwiziq community member

18 October 2018

18/10/18

Thanks, Inma!

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