"Le quedan bien esos zapatos."
Translation:Those shoes fit her well.
I think a better translation is "Those shoes fit him (her) (you) well." I was surprised that they ignored any translation of LE.
That's ok, but the default translation above is without "you", which is weird.
Le quedan bien esos zapatos - Those shoes suit/fit him/her well. Les quedan bien esos zapatos - Those shoes suit/fit them well. Quedar is the verb Le is an indirect object pronoun. Quedar can also be used for "to remain" - the sentence "Quedan esos zapatos" would mean those shoes remain. Perhaps the indirect object pronoun is being used here to signal to relevant usage of the verb.
I guess it's just a rule that quedar takes an indirect object instead of a direct object.
So nice to see proper discussion about grammar isn't of silly comments and lame one word responses. Keep up the good work guys and gals. ¡Buena suerte!
Can it be "Esos zapatos le quedan bien" as well? Or likewise "No me quiere mucho mi tio" instead of "Mi tio no me quiere mucho"?
So this seems like a really general form of the sentence. If I were referring to myself would it be necessary to use "Me" instead of "Le"?
I believe "to fit" is an intransitive verb so it refers to no direct objects.
There's the rub. In English it can be transitive or intransitive. We are used to thinking transitive.
Why don't you have 'a él' or 'a ella' at the end here. I thought if we use 'le' we always include that at the end of a sentence.
I hate it when a new word is taught with a "listen" question.. First time seeing quedan and loose a heart.
Everything I've read about object pronouns says that it should be les not le.
Quedar means to "remain" and be used in the context of "fitting" I suppose.
Can you order the sentence out like in English?
Esos zapatos quedan Le bien? How confusing would this be to a Spanish speaker.
I still have trouble figuring out how the pronoun, "him" or "her" is implied. I got it right, and my answer was, "Those shoes fit him well." But, I know that the direct translation is, "Those shoes fit well."