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what is the difference between preguntar and preguntarle in this example

vamos a preguntarle a las personas cual es su profesion .. in this sentence why we can not say preguntar instead of preguntarle ? . why did we add le at the end of preguntar ?

2 months ago

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(The sentence is odd but possible. I'd say "Vamos a preguntarle a esa gente cuál es su profesión" or another thing without "las personas".)

It's because "preguntar" means "to ask something". ¿Por qué preguntas eso? (Why are you asking that?). With a pronoun like le, you mark the person who you ask. ¿Por qué me preguntas eso? (Why are you asking me that?)

2 months ago

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great way to explain it, thanks! "you mark the person who you ask".

2 months ago

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thank you so much for your help

2 months ago

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BTW even though that sentence is OK for informal speech, the correct sentence is "Vamos a preguntarles a las personas cuál es su profesión", remember that les and las personas is the same thing.

2 months ago