Sure! Because I trust you completely! Is it noir or blanc?
Why doesn't 'al vi' mean 'to you'?
Why would it be "al vine"?
Where do you get the "vine" from?
The word for you is "vi".
If you're speaking about "al vin" then that would be wrong as the accusative ending is never used after prepositions, unless denoting motion.
Sorry auto correct hates Esperanto! I'm talking about why you need the 'al' in this phrase
Because "vi" in this sentence is the indirect object.
Mi donas vin, would mean that "I give you (away to someone else)"
Mi (subject) donas (verb) karoton (direct object) al (preposition) vi (indirect object)
What I'm asking is "Is 'al' used to indicate the indirect object"? Im not asking about vi but 'al'.
No, al is used to indicate indirect object.
It can, that's one of the accepted answers.
Is there a simpler way to say this? It seems too complex a sentence for some reason.
... Said no one ever.