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 (my) friend (mon) ami(e) ^ Finir and attendre are not -er verbs. You will learn their conjugation in a later lesson.
^ Mon is often substituted for ma when the following word begins with a vowel. Thus, mon amie is used
instead of ma amie, while ma bonne amie would be okay. V: Places
la bibliothèque library1
le parc park la piscine swimming pool la plage beach le restaurant restaurant salle de concert concert hall
le stade stadium le théâtre theater 1 Caution: a librairie is a bookshop. G: Indirect Object Pronouns lui and leur
Indirect objects are prepositional phrases with the object of the preposition, a direct object is a noun that
receives the action of a verb.
Il jette la balle à Jacques. - He throws the ball to Jack.
Il jette la balle à Marie. - He throws the ball to Mary.
Il jette la balle à Jacques et Marie. - He throws the ball to Jack and Mary.
Lui and leur are indirect object pronouns. They replace nouns referring to people and mean to him/her and to
lui - replaces a singular masculine or feminine indirect object referring to a human
leur - replaces a plural masculine or feminine indirect object referring to a human
An example follows:
Il lui jette la balle. - He throws the ball to him.
Il lui jette la balle. - He throws the ball to her.
Il leur jette la balle. - He throws the ball to them.
Whether lui means to him or to her is given by context.
In English, "He throws him the ball" is also said, and means the same thing.
When used with the direct object pronouns le, la, and les, lui and leur come after those pronouns.
Il la lui jette. - He throws it to him....
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