Leur vs les

TimaA2Kwiziq community member

Leur vs les

If I have "Je parle aux enfants" will it be

"Je leur parle" or "Je les parle" ?

When to use which?

Asked 2 years ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi Tima,

The verb parler requires a preposition to complete its meaning.

Parler à --  to speak to   or   Parler de -- to speak of (about)  Therefore there needs to be an indirect object pronoun used  --  in this case "leur".

In your example "Je parle aux enfants"  --->  I speak "to" (preposition) the children.

"The children" is the indirect object of the verb parler.

Pronom d'objet indirect

Hope this helps

Jim

Leur vs les

If I have "Je parle aux enfants" will it be

"Je leur parle" or "Je les parle" ?

When to use which?

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