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26 March 2016
Why is it: je vais leur téléphoner but tu détestes les entendre?
This question relates to:French lesson "Position of object pronouns with infinitives"
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Bonjour Christine,It's a question of indirect vs direct objects.In French, the verb téléphoner requires the preposition à: Je vais téléphoner à mes parents. The preposition makes mes parents the indirect object, so it has to be replaced with the indirect object pronoun leur.In comparison, the verb détester does not need a preposition: Tu détestes entendre tes parents, so tes parents is the direct object and is replaced by the direct object pronoun les.Here are some lessons you might find helpful:Direct objects
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