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Her, Him, Them, What?!

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but I just can't seem to get it right in my head.

What's the difference between "lui" "leur" "les" "le" and "la" (not used as definite articles, but as words for him, her, and them)?

I always get confused on when you use which.

Also, is "ce" ever used in a sentence such as "I don't know it--Je ne le sais pas" instead of "le"? Why is it "le" and not "ce". Are "ce" and "le" interchangeable? Can "ce" even be used as an indirect object?

Again, je suis desolee if this is a easy question!!

Merci d'avance! -Pickletoepi

December 30, 2017



"Ce" can neither be used as a direct object nor an indirect object. Technically, it means "this" or "that" or "these" or "those", but it is used also more often in places where we might say "it is" or "they are" as well as in places where we might use "this is", "that is" as in "c'est" or "These are" or "Those are" as in "ce sont".

Scroll down on this page for the tips and notes for pronouns, if you have already done all the exercises above Pronouns2 section. https://www.duolingo.com/skill/fr/Pronouns-2

If you are not there yet, check this site out: https://www.thoughtco.com/french-object-pronouns-1368886


not a stupid question I was thinking about ce. i cant stick ce, celui, cette, celle, cette-la or the other versions of this that and those.

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