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"I do not believe him any more."

Translation:Je ne le crois plus.

March 21, 2013



Why is 'Je ne lui crois plus' considered an error?

Isn't lui and le not interchangeable to refer to 'him' ? Thanks


"croire" here is transitive, so the pronoun is "le" "lui" is used when the pronoun is an indirect object, ex: "je ne lui donne rien" (I don't give anything to him).

note also that "le" in the French version is not necessarily a man, it can be a thing with a masculine noun: "I don't believe it any more".

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