Using le for les escargots instead of les

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Claudia

Kwiziq community member

29 March 2018

2 replies

Using le for les escargots instead of les

i was wondering why for the sentence 

j’aime les escargots. It becomes je le aime instead of je les aime.

thank you

This relates to:
Using le or l' to refer to previously mentioned ideas (direct object pronoun) -

Chris

Kwiziq community member

29 March 2018

29/03/18

Hi Claudia,

it is "le" because the reference is to the idea in itself and not to the snails per se. However, you can still say, "je les aime" and it means "I love them".

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

25 May 2018

25/05/18

Hi Claudia, 

Where is this example using snails , cannot find it in the lesson you highlighted.

It would be,

Je les aime but I prefer 

Les escargots, jaime ça ...

 Hope this helps!

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