For these clitic pronouns, I should look at the chart labeled "Direct Object Pronouns", correct?
Yes. It answers the question, I do not eat what?
.. them (those (female) things)
Suppose you do not apples, then
io non mangio le mele ... io non le mangio
So in this case the feminine 'le' is assumed as there is not context. If it was 'li' then would it be assumed as a masculine context?
I'm sure "Io non mangio le" would mean "I do not eat for her" (indirect 'le'). Weird sentence for sure, but that's nothing new to Duolingo!
object direct ( ask for complement)- io- mi , tu -ti, lui- lo, lei -la, noi-ci , voi-vi , loro masculine - li, loro feminine- le. object indirect (don't ask for complement) io- mi, tu - ti, lui-gli- lei- le, noi´- ci, voi- vi, loro- gli.
why is it "Lui li vede", but "Io le mangio"... When to use le or li, both seems to mean "them"
The link above leads to an article that explains that 'li' is them/masculine and 'le' is them/feminine
I took all three charts for reflexive pronouns, direct object pronouns, and indirect object pronouns from the link dnovinc recommends above
and melted them down into one chart, then reverse indexed them so that one I could see what each pronoun could possibly mean .. it seemed to help as I first walked through the clitic section to have a chart to look up by pronoun.
Thank you! I find this section so difficult - it needs somehow to be TAUGHT before all the translation testing - it's too hard to grasp in these random sentences for me.
lui li vede - he watches them( masculine), io le mangio - I eat them ( feminine) object direct ( ask for complement)- io- mi , tu -ti, lui- lo, lei -la, noi-ci , voi-vi , loro masculine - li, loro feminine- le. object indirect (don't ask for complement) io- mi, tu - ti, lui-gli- lei- le, noi´- ci, voi- vi, loro- gli.
Your help says 'le' is 'them' or 'it'. I typed 'it' and it said it was incorrect.
The lady that reads and pronounces the italian is a 10 ++++; but the man is a 4. You can never tell if he is pronouncing an 'e', 'i'; 'le' or 'li'.