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"Nosotras les leemos un libro a ellos."

5 years ago

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There are various rules for redundant object pronouns in Spanish. Some of them are obligatory and others are informal usage which can be omitted. If they are used, it is generally to emphasize the person or thing involved, like in this case.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PapaLingo

Gotcha. It would have been helpful for Duolingo to explain this before giving us this example. But thanks for the explanation.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/StacyBursuk

Yeah, so many words to say something so simple!

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kooky13

I could be wrong but I think you can drop "nosotros" here since it is implied by leemos? I still want some conformation on that from native speakers as to whether it is necessary or if it is usually dropped in regular conversation.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PapaLingo

Anyone? Anyone?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ritwik_mango

"We will read a book to them" is what google says for this one. how am i supposed to differentiate. "les leemos" and "a ellos" both indicate the same thing.

5 years ago

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google is wrong. "les leemos" = to them. and the "ellos" simply clarifies that it is "men" to whom they are reading. If it were women it would be ellas.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/superflyafrochic

thanks! i got the answer right, but i found it confusing. your post helps to clarify.

5 years ago