"Él te lee un menú."

Translation:He reads you a menu.

January 4, 2013



How do not understand how "el te lee" translates to "he reads you" I get "lee" means reads but where does "te" come from? I'm baffled. How would you say "you read him"?

June 21, 2013


‘te’ means “to you”. ‘le’ means “to {you [formal singular] |him|her”. “You [informal singular] read him a menu.” would be ‘Tú le lees un menú (a él).’

August 4, 2013


English word order = "He reads you a menu" or "He reads a menu to you" (same meanings)

Spanish word order = "He (to) you reads a menu" ("to" is understood but not written) so "He you reads a menu" is the Spanish word order. ("Él te lee un menú")

"You read him a menu" = "Usted lo lee un menú" or "Tú lo lees un menú" (I'm not sure when to use "lo" or "le" for the indirect pronoun but I think it might have to do with pronunciation. Just as you have to use "e" instead of "y" before words beginning with certain letters, it might be the same with "le" and "lo." )

February 10, 2014


No Linda, "you read him a menu"="usted le lee a el (with accent on "e") un menu (w/ accent)". "lo" is the direct object pronoun and would refer to the menu, where as "le" is the indirect object pronoun and refers to him

March 31, 2014


No matter how many times I listen I cannot hear the 'm' being pronounced in 'menu'

September 11, 2013


me neither! I had to listen to the slow version to get it ;)

April 11, 2014


It's amusing that so many people who supposedly wish to learn Spanish actually get annoyed because it's not English enough

October 14, 2018


"He reads you a menu" is wrong?

March 30, 2014


I don't understand why "He reads a menu to you" isn't correct...

May 18, 2014


I agree, Lydia515.

September 16, 2018


Seems like English is not so picky about a /the in translation. 'A' menu suggests any, but if you have a menu to read, it is 'the' menu from the restaurant you are in....

December 14, 2018


Muy rapido y poco claro el audio

June 14, 2014


I got this question four times in one lesson

December 31, 2017


What's a "nenu"?

September 27, 2018


Why is "He is reading you the menu" wrong?

January 27, 2019


Now I see why. A menu.

January 27, 2019


I have the same question!

March 23, 2019


It says "un menú" not "el menú". I saw that after I asked the qué.

March 24, 2019


What a dumb sentence but I guess I can see a WEIRD scenario where it could come up. More NORMAL sentence would be "He reads you the menu." like if you can't see well or something.

March 1, 2019


I don't have a problem with this one, but sometimes I get the bleep to say I am right before I even finishing speaking.

March 23, 2019
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