In Italian Grammar there are Direct Object Pronouns & Indirect Object Pronouns
Today, in this post about Italian grammar, I’ll teach you all you have to know about Indirect Object Pronoun
Scrivo a Maria domani (I’ll write to Maria tomorrow)
Mando email a tutti i miei amici (I send email to all my friends)
An indirect object pronoun replaces a noun used as an indirect object:
‘I gave the book to her/I gave her the book’, ‘I’ll pour her a glass/I’ll pour a glass for her’
In Italian, an indirect object pronoun replaces a noun preceded by the preposition “a”
It has to agree in gender and number with the noun it refers to
Indirect object pronouns normally come before the verb
In the following examples, the pronouns are in italian
Quando vedo Giulia le racconto tutto. When I see Giulia I’ll tell her
le stands for a Giulia (fs)]everything
I’m not going to phone Nicola, I’ll write to him Non telefono a Nicola, gli scrivo.
gli stands for a Nicola (ms)]write to him
Luca non ci dice mai la verità.Luca never tells us the truth.
ci stands for a noi
Mi – to me
Ti – to you
Gli / Le – to him/her/it
Ci – to us
Vi – to you
Gli – to them
The third person plural pronoun gli is used for both masculine and feminine.
For the third person plural, loro can be used instead of gli, but it always follows the verb; the meaning is the same, but the use of loro is far less frequent and is more formal
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