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

"Le offro del cibo."

July 31, 2013

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

When is it "Le" rather than "Lei"?


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

Because it's an indirect object: I offer food TO HER.


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

Le is an indirect object pronoun here. Read about Italian indirect object pronouns here: http://italian.about.com/library/fare/blfare166a.htm


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

So literally it's "To her I (make an) offer of the food"?


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

Yes, offrire sth a sb. Note that del is a partitive article.


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

The hint says 'offer' or 'give', but 'I give her food' is not accepted?


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

That will happen a lot.

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