How do you translate a sentence like "I'm going to send them to her" into French?
I'm confused about pronoun order. Is it:
Je vais les lui envoyer
Je vais lui les envoyer
And why? What's the rule?
It’s “Je vais les lui envoyer.”
There is a very specific rule (Ohhh no...) which goes:
me/te/se/nous/vous —> le/la/les —> lui/leur —> y —> en, then the verb
This rule works all the time except for positive commands*
*Then the order goes:
le/la/les —> moi/toi/lui/nous/vous/leur —> y —> en
Hope this helped!
In that case... how can you tell the difference between "send them to her" and "send her to them"??? would you please explain?
Send them to her = “les lui envoyer”
Les = them (direct object)
lui = to her
So, if you don’t mind a bit of broken English, them to her send. = Send them to her.
Send her to them = “la leur envoyer”
La = her
leur = to them (indirect object) Like I said before, if you translate without adjusting the order it would be: her to them send. = Send her to them
Does that clear it up?
Il est clair maintenant une fois que je le vois. Vous expliquez très bien! But to be honest... It still takes a long time to process in my brain. I guess you just have to get used to it, right? Merci quand même!