Li conosco ==> I know (of) them
what is the action/verb?
(io) conosco = (I) know (of), verb - used to know of people, places, things
who does the action?
(I) = I, subject
what/who does the subject action (what does I know of) ?
Li = them, direct object
Them I know (of) ==> I know (of) them ==> I know them
With a capital "L", I believe so, though did not know it when I posted previously.
Actually 'Li' means 'Loro' (them) Li conosco = Conosco Loro, instead 'Vi' means 'Voi' (you ): Vi conosco = Conosco Voi
I have a standard textbook and have found lots of disagreements with DL, especially involving clitics, direct object pronouns and other two-letter words. Is it possible that the Italian language is a matter of opinion?
The only unresolved thing you guys have here is that 'Li' is the formal you. If 'Li' IS the formal 'you', you're both right.
So, li stands for loro and gli stands for lui. Is it correct?
I ask the moderator to clear the confusion with the previous similar question (the one starting with gli) from this lesson.
Here 'li' means 'them' (male). and 'gli' for 'him' or 'them' (mixed sex group) if it was an indirect object.