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"I am going to send him the money."

Translation:Je vais lui envoyer l'argent.

April 24, 2018



Why "lui" here instead of "l'"


Because it is an indirect object in this sentence.
Je is the subject + vais envoyer are the verbs + l'argent is the direct object.
This sentence can stand alone but we want to add extra information.
To whom am I sending the money? To him - lui - this is the indirect object.


why not monnaie rather than argent?


monnaie means either "currency" (eg La monnaie de la France est l'Euro) or "change" (as in coin), not the more general term "money" which is argent. ☺

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