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Pronoun Use

Paul-D24 November 29, 2015, 5:03 pm
I do not understand the use of Le in the following sentence: 
?Le pagaste a Luis por el café? Can anyone help ?
Pronoun Use
ricardo-rich November 29, 2015, 9:46 pm
Hola Paul,

The le is an example of the redundant indirect pronoun usage.  If it's understood that it's Luis, then you could ask ¿Le pagaste por el cafe? But you can't ask : ¿ Pagaste a Luis por el cafe? The  le needs to be be there. This came up on the forum a year or so ago and I posted a link to a video that explains this. You can try a search in the forum and if I come across it I'll post it here. Hope this helps.


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Robert-C7 November 30, 2015, 12:18 am
Thank you for that explanation.  This is tricky stuff and it
illustrates that what may be sufficient in English (you paid Luis
for the coffee) is not in Spanish due to grammar rules.
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Paul-D24 November 30, 2015, 1:55 pm
Thank You .  I quess you just have to know the rules.
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Dan-H24 November 30, 2015, 11:55 pm
Yes, I had the most difficult time understanding why I needed to
use both an indirect object AND an IO pronoun. It just doesn't make
sense when you think in English. You just have to accept that it is
the way it is in Spanish.
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ricardo-rich December 1, 2015, 5:11 am
Hola a todos,

A link regarding this, and a video link will be forthcoming.


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ricardo-rich December 2, 2015, 1:27 am
Hola a todos,

Aqui está el enlace al video sobre pronombres de objeto directo y de objeto indirecto pronombres.


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