https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eadadi

'le' ??

hello, in the practice ive faced this sentence :"Ella le escribe un libro." which means by duolingo "she writes YOU a book" and i cant understand why, i guess its about the 'le' but what is that mean, and in what time is this sentence?

thx everyone

April 28, 2012

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/swanc

The sentence is present tense of the verb escribir. Le is the indirect object pronoun meaning to him, to her, to you (formal) - which precedes the verb.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wataya

As swanc said: In duolinguo's translation 'le' is translated as 'you (formal)'. A more explicit version of the sentence could be ' Ella le escribe un libro a usted'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eadadi

thx, its more clear now


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ikey

wataya is right, if "le" represents "you" formal - as in this case - duolingo had to add "a usted". by not doing so their answer was therefore incorrect.

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