Spanish there is a little specialty with some of the
prepositions. The preposition a
and the preposition de
fusewith the masculine article to al
and del. The reason
for this is actually laziness, because it is faster and
easier to say del
and al than to
say de el and
Meaning: If you have a sentence that
would be like
Él va al
(a el) jardín.
He goes into
La empresa recibe dinero del
(de el) gobierno.
The company receives money from
La luz del (de el)
The light of the sun.
La calle al (a el)
The street to the garden.
You just need to remember these two
(luckily you'll need them quite often so it will be
easy to remember). This never happens with feminine
articles, and this never happens with other prepositions.