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I have heard the following sentence in the Narcos TV series:

Prefiero ir a vivir a España.

Is there any difference in meaning between "vivir a España" and "vivir en España" ? Are both equally usual?

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In:

  • Prefiero ir a vivir a España.

only "a" is possible because the verb phrase is "ir a vivir" and the verb "ir" prevails when it comes to choosing the preposition.

When "vivir" is used alone, then "en" will be used.

  • Prefiero vivir en España.
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  • Thanks for the answer! One more difference between Portuguese and Spanish. – Alan Evangelista Dec 16 '19 at 16:28

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