when is les used and when is leur used

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Priscilla

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21 January 2016

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Laura

Kwiziq language super star

21 January 2016

21/01/16

Bonjour Priscilla,

Les is the plural French direct object, so it's used as explained in this lesson.

Leur is the indirect object, which you can read about here: https://www.french-test.com/my-languages/french/view/710


 

Stuart

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24 January 2016

24/01/16

I've seen that explanation in many places. But it's not so easy to figure out when a verb will take a direct object or an indirect object, particularly when French verbs take prepositions in situations when English verbs won't (and vice versa). I guess it is something you just have to get a feel for after seeing many examples and situations.

Aurélie

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1 May 2018

1/05/18

Indeed Stuart, if most of the verbs are quite similar to English structure - voir [quelqu'un]to see [someone] - there are several cases that simply need to be learned as different from English - téléphoner à [quelqu'un]to phone [someone]   


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