"They tell everything to me" should be correct!! My pet peve is when Duolingo insists on translating every indirect object without its preposition...Por ejemplo: I gave him the book. Him is the indirect object. But I could also write this sentence: I gave the book to him. Duolingo would mark it wrong 100% of the time. English speakers often include the prepositions with their indirect objects,
I agree. Been speaking english almost 70 years. To say that "everything" is different than "all of it" means there is some reality in which a literal "everything" COULD be told. The context will always refer to an "it" sometimes larger, sometimes more constrained, but to the inquisitor it will consititute "everything".
That is the first time I heard that - I had understood that the indirect object pronoun was mandatory but you use either the direct object or the diect object pronoun - not both. This advice has completely confused me. Have you some source reference for this rspreng. It doesn't say it here: http://www.studyspanish.com/lessons/dopro1.htm
no, you can use both id and od pronouns together. The other trick is that when you do this the id is first....me lo cuentan todo is then tell everything to me. And the final piece is that if the two pronouns have the same first letter, as in le lo cuentan todo they tell everything to (him, her, or it)...the LE is converted to Se....so it is written se lo cuentan todo because "le lo" is an awkward combination.
it's a direct object "todo" is the confusing part--- it just modifies "lo". "lo" is what the subject is telling, me is who they are telling it to and the todo makes it everything. i think once you have todo the direct object logically must be an it, rather than a him or her, because telling all of him to me doesn't make sense.
As a native English speaker (Colorado and Washington US English), "They tell me everything" indicates a habitual behavior while "They tell me all of it" indicates complete disclosure about a single occurance and would probably use the past tense. As a beginner in Spanish, this level of subtlty completely eludes me in these exercises.
that "lo" thing is so confusing. it just looks so.... unnecessary... and i'm trying to give it a meaning... and it becomes more confusing... in english, this sentence literally means "they me to it tell everything". just blows my mind. this need to be answered spesifically. please translate those three in english...
"ellas me lo cuentan todo" "ellas me cuentan todo" "ellas me lo cuentan"