La versus Lo

SylvieA1Kwiziq community member

La versus Lo

Hello

I do not understand why you use « la » in this sentence?

Se la estamos decorando.
We are decorating it for him.

InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Sylvie

In these two sentences from the lesson, (meaning the same):

Estamos decorándosela.

We are decorating it for him.

Se la estamos decorando.

We are decorating it for him.

"la" is referring to something, a noun,  that is feminine singular, say for example the referent is "la habitación" (the bedroom):

Estamos decorando la habitación de Lucas.

Se la estamos decorando.

Estamos decoránsosela.

If the referent were a masculine singular noun, for example, "el dormitorio" which is also another word for "bedroom" but masculine, we would use the masculine pronoun "lo" instead:

Estamos decorando el dormitorio de Lucas.

Se lo estamos decorando.

Estamos decorándoselo.

I hope this clarifies it for you.

Un saludo

Inma

La versus Lo

Hello

I do not understand why you use « la » in this sentence?

Se la estamos decorando.
We are decorating it for him.

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