"I light them."

Translation:Je les allume.

November 20, 2017

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why does les go before allume? (#first comment)


In French, the direct object pronouns me, te, le, la, nous, vous and les go before the conjugated verb.

I recommend that you use the lesson notes on the desktop version of Duolingo as they are very helpful in explaining concepts like this. Here is another link with more information on pronouns: https://www.frenchtoday.com/blog/french-grammar/understanding-french-pronouns


And why is there no "s" after allume ?


Allumer is a regular -er verb, and is conjugated as such: j'allume / tu allumes / il/elle/on allume / nous allumons / vous allumez / ils allument

And even if the direct object (les in this case) is plural, it doesn't change the conjugation.


The verb "illuminer" may be better suited in this case.


I think that would mean, "I illuminate (shine a light on) them." Je les allume means rather, "I light them." As in, lighting candles or even turning on light fixtures.


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