"My wife, I love her."
Translation:Ma femme, je l'adore.
Je suis d'accord. After listening to it several times with 1 heart left I put "Ma femme, je s'aime" the said I had a typo ad changed it to "l'aime"..
Yeah, I too put "Ma femme, je s'aime" and got the same typo response. Do you know why it's saying it has to be "l'aime"?
se = himself, herself, oneself, one another
je s'aime =je se aime = I love himself, herself etc.
la = her, the, it
Je l'aime = je la aime = I love her, the, it
Ma femme, je l'aime = My wife, I love her. (because the most appropriate pronoun choice for wife taken from her, it, the is her.)
Totally agreed. Sometimes they are so strict on word meanings. Other times...adore..love.. meh, whatever.
I think they are also teaching synonyms alongside. Though where it does not strictly apply they insist on the right word.
Your answer reads as my wife, I love herself. Elle s'aime would be She loves herself.
Ma femme = my wife
Je = I
l'adore = la adore = adore her
Her, when it is the direct object of the verb is represented by la. It is moved to in front of the verb. Thus love her = adore la = la adore = l'adore
why it coukd not be 'lui adore' or 'elle adore' ? and I confused how to write it correctly.
For your first question, "lui" is only used for indirect objects, and "elle" is a disjunctive pronoun: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_personal_pronouns
As for your second, if you're talking about elision, there are rules: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elision_(French)
Really, when to use adore and when to use aime? In another lesson to translate my mother, I love her, l'adore was not accepted as "love".
Object pronouns go in front of the verb
"Lui" means "her" only when it is being used as an indirect object: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_personal_pronouns
Shouldn't it be 'je lui aime'? Je l'aime = I love it. Je lui aime = I love her/him.
In a translate exercise I was asked this same question & I typed, "ma femme, je l'adore" and was marked wrong; now in this multiple choice i selected only as it is translated above & was marked wrong because I did not choose also the 2nd option of what I'd typed before & been wrong. Anybody know why, it would be wrong in one question & not the other?