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MohammedA2Kwiziq community member

la lo

hello 

when to use (la) or (lo) to refer to a person? if she or he is the direct object? because of the quiz had cases for la and lo, i would properly mixing them with le. 

Asked 3 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Mohammed,

Le and lo/la have a different function so they shouldn't be mixed up. Le is an indirect object pronoun and lo/la are direct object pronouns. For example:

La llamé por teléfono. 

I called her on the phone.

Lo llamé por teléfono.

I called him on the phone.

Le di un regalo.

I gave him a present.

Le di un regalo.

I game her a present.

Their function in the sentence is different. 

Here is another lesson, in case you have not come across it, that explains the use of direct object pronouns lo,la,los,las. 

I hope it helps.

Inma

 

FrancisA2Kwiziq community member

Hi Inma, 

I believe I understand what you’re saying in relation to direct vs indirect object pronouns but believe the examples should be worded differently to illustrate to the difference! 

In the sentence that says I gave him a present; perhaps if it says “I gave a present to him” showing that he is the indirect object in this scenario... perhaps I could be wrong and it needs a preposition or it would be translated differently; I just find the present example hard to wrap my head around as they both sound like direct objects! Love your content though :) 

la lo

hello 

when to use (la) or (lo) to refer to a person? if she or he is the direct object? because of the quiz had cases for la and lo, i would properly mixing them with le. 

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