I can meet her today

I can meet her today

I can meet her today = je peux la rencontrer aujourd'hui. 

Why do we use "la" instead of "lui'? I'm confused as to when to use le and lui, la and lui. What's the difference?

Asked 10 months ago
ChrisC1Correct answer

Hi Anne,

le/la are the direct object pronouns whereas lui is the indirect object pronoun. 

Je lis le livre -- Je le lis. Direct object "le livre".   

Je parle à Anne. -- Je lui parle. Indirect object "à Anne". 

Check out this page for a principal understanding of direct and indirect kbjects: 

https://www.myenglishpages.com/site_php_files/grammar-lesson-direct-indirect-object.php

Got it. Merci, Chris. 
De rien ;)

I can meet her today

I can meet her today = je peux la rencontrer aujourd'hui. 

Why do we use "la" instead of "lui'? I'm confused as to when to use le and lui, la and lui. What's the difference?

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