"I want to ask him this."

Translation:Yo le quiero preguntar esto.

February 25, 2018


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Po que no usa este?

October 25, 2018


If you are describing something without the actual word being in the sentence, use "esto" for "this" and "eso" for "that", regardless of the article.

July 26, 2019


I don't understand why it's "le quiero"

December 27, 2018


Another way to say him, her, or you (formal) in Spanish is to use le before the verb (just like you’ve seen with me, te, lo, etc.).

  • Ella le quiere dar un libro. She wants to give him a book.
  • ¿Yo le hago demasiadas preguntas? Do I ask you too many questions?

If you want to say them or you all, you can use les the same way.

  • Tengo dos hijos y les compro camisetas. I have two children and I buy them shirts.
  • Yo les enseño las oficinas nuevas. I show them the new offices.

In English we can say I gave the teacher a note or I gave her a note, but not both! Spanish is different. Notice below how le and les are required even when the person or people they stand for are already named in the sentence.

  • Yo le mando una nota a la maestra. I sent a note to the teacher.
  • Siempre les damos dinero a nuestros hijos. We always give money to our children.
June 12, 2019


why not este?

March 31, 2019


I have the same question.

April 13, 2019


I thought you could say, "Quiero preguntarle a él esto" pero Duo dice no. ¿Por qué?

February 25, 2018


"Yo le quiero preguntar esto a él" - not accepted.

September 7, 2018


Beth, i thought the same...

March 26, 2018


Le quiero pedir esto

August 6, 2018


Duo incorrectly marked my answer wrong.

October 25, 2018


Why wrong? Le quiero preguntar a el esto

December 14, 2018


I think that when it is written using preguntarle, you drop the "a el". So it would be Yo quiero preguntarle esto.

January 26, 2019


Susan, why would you drop the a él unless, from context, you already know it's not a ella or a usted? That is, why wouldn't it be Quiero preguntarle esto a él. ?

February 10, 2019


yo le quiero hacer esto - not accepted.

February 28, 2019


You can put the "le" at the end of the verb como, "quiero preguntarle", no?

July 25, 2019


Why "esto" instead of "este?"

September 25, 2019
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