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"He defeats his friend."

Translation:Él derrota a su amigo.

5 years ago

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I don't understand why the translation wouldn't be, "El le derrota a su amigo" instead of, "El derrota a su amigo." Can anyone help me with the mental block I'm experiencing? :-)

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chilimili

The word "le" is not necessary there. The pronoun "le" would be used if it was to substitute the noun. (Él le derrota.)

5 years ago