"They give one thousand pesos to the waiter."

Translation:Ellos le dan mil pesos al mesero.

6 months ago



Why do we need "le" in this sentence?

6 months ago


If there is an indirect object (to whom or for whom an action was done) in a sentence, there must be an indirect object pronoun used. In this case, waiter (mesero) is the indirect object so "le" must be included with the verb. Attach the indirect object pronoun to the end of infinitives or affirmative commands and put before conjugated verbs such as in this example.

  • For "yo" (subject pronoun), use "me" (indirect object pronoun)
  • For "tú" use "te"
  • For "Él/ella/usted" use "le"
  • For "nosotros" use "nos"
  • For "ellos/ellas/uds." use "les"

For more information check out: http://www.spanishdict.com/answers/100017/indirect-object-pronouns#.W37Vr9JKi00 and https://www.spanishdict.com/guide/indirect-object-pronouns

3 months ago


There's a rule, but I can't remember what it is. I also got this wrong. Does anyone know the grammatical rule for the "le"?

5 months ago


Shouldn't the "one thousand pesos" be translated into Spanish as "1 mil pesos" or "un mil pesos"?

6 months ago

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You don't need the one for thousand, but you do for two! dos mil.

This is quite a useful Spanish numbers resource:


6 months ago


Thank you very kindly for the information and the source.. At 77 years old, I am struggling to learn Spanish but the process does keep me working what mind I have left.

6 months ago


Is the contraction 'al' compulsory? I used 'a el' and it was marked incorrect.

5 months ago


Yes. "del" and "al" are about the only contractions, but it is required.

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What's wrong with "ellos le dan un mil pesos al mesero"?

3 weeks ago


DL introduces camarero as another word for waiter, but won't accept it here!

2 weeks ago
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