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?

March 18, 2018


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!

March 18, 2018

It probably did but its a lil bit confusing

March 18, 2018

In that case... how can you tell the difference between "send them to her" and "send her to them"??? would you please explain?

March 18, 2018

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?

March 21, 2018

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!

March 21, 2018
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