Te's use

AngélA1Kwiziq community member

Te's use

Hola. Please help me this, im confused

Te dejé tus llaves. I know it means " I left your keys ", but what's te doing in this sentence? 

Does it change the meaning or grammatically wrong if I don't have "te" in this sentence.

Sincerely thank you

Asked 7 months ago
JohnC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hola Angel, If you translate the sentence literally it means "I left [to/for you] your keys. I [Dejé] is the subject, Te is the object.

In English we wouldn't bother mentioning the object; "I left your keys" would be fine, but in written Spanish it is necessary, because we need to know who is the direct object, and whether it is an individual you, him, her ... or group of people, you plural or them.

I don't know if it is acceptable when spoken colloquially to leave out the Te etc, but if you were speaking directly to the person or group of people I'm sure it would be understood at the very least. Saludos. John

AngélA1Kwiziq community member

thank you very much John. Appreciate your consideration

Te's use

Hola. Please help me this, im confused

Te dejé tus llaves. I know it means " I left your keys ", but what's te doing in this sentence? 

Does it change the meaning or grammatically wrong if I don't have "te" in this sentence.

Sincerely thank you

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