It is impossible to know whether this sentence is singular ('je le veux') or plural ('je les veux') by only listening to it, right? Or am I missing something?
Does the difference of pronunciation between the articles 'le' and 'les' also works for the object pronouns?
"le" is more like "luh" and "les" is like "layh." honestly, i can't tell the difference between "l'ai" and "les"
i want those would probably be je les veux, cettes choses-là. because french people hate short sentences.
I feel your pain. Just got this wrong with that same error. Apparently, those =/= them. Not entirely sure why, though.
8 months ago and still no actual reply. I made the same mistake, can someone explain?
They/them are personal pronouns, while that/those are demonstrative pronouns. Ils/elles are personal plural pronouns, ceux/celles are demonstrative plural pronouns.
Les is a direct object pronoun and leur is an indirect object pronoun. This link really helped me make sense of this pronouns unit, hopefully it can help you too: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_personal_pronouns
I'm nearly positive 'leur' implies a group of people, as in 'I want them... to be here'. With 'les', it can mean other things besides people, like a pair of mittens or a pair of shoes, etc.
Does this have to refer to people, or can it refer to an inanimate object? Can I use this, for example, to point out a desired pair of shoes?
If you're trying to be sexy, could this be used in a context to mean "I desire them"?
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I did not understand: "Je le veux" would be "I want him", no? There is nothing on the phrase saying it is plural or singular
If it is "I want him/her/it" it is "Je le/la veux".
If it is "I want them" it is "Je les veux"
That is what is misleading about English. "Them" can mean both a plural of an object or person, or it can mean him/her with no clarifird gender.
Les = plural (pronouncing "Le" as "Lay" is a common mistake.) Le = singular Les is pronounced "Lay" very clearly in this sentence, whereas if it where "Le" it would be "Leyoo"
What do they mean "I want them?" Does it mean you want a bunch of boys/girls?
nah. the 'les' implies plural. 'je veux ça' or 'je veux cela' would be 'i want that'. i'm not sure why it's not 'je ça veux' or 'je cela veux' but i think the answer is in this thread. checkout the links that kenblu24 provided further up on this page.
"Je les veux" means i want them, then how would you say i want that like "je veux ça" or am i wrong?
"Tu les veux, Jack? Tes plus beaux souvenirs?" :) when you watch Rise of the Guardians in french ♡