Aliases and redirects when using translation content files?

In my I have some aliases redirecting old url’s to our homepage

I copied the to and rebuilt but realized the aliases in the file are taking priority and redirecting to the index page, which seems like the expected behavior.

So in the file I set the aliases to be prefixed with the default language code /en/some-page-to-redirect/ is this how aliases should redirect or is there another method?