Both indirect and direct object pronouns and nouns in one sentence? Por que?

ZoeA1Kwiziq community member

Both indirect and direct object pronouns and nouns in one sentence? Por que?

Hola! 

I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around the purpose of doubling down on the indirect object usage in some of these examples:

"Ella le envió un regalo a Miguel. 

She sent a present to Miguel."

In this example, why do you need the le if you already have Miguel. It reads to me literally as "she him sent a present to Miguel" and I suppose it feels like excessive and unnecessary additional language in an already clear sentence. Is it for emphasis? Por favor ayúdame a entender.

Asked 10 months ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Zoe

In Spanish it's very common to repeat the indirect object as you can see in this sentence. It actually sounds more natural to use both. Here's a lesson that explains this double usage. 

I hope it helps.

Saludos

Inma

Both indirect and direct object pronouns and nouns in one sentence? Por que?

Hola! 

I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around the purpose of doubling down on the indirect object usage in some of these examples:

"Ella le envió un regalo a Miguel. 

She sent a present to Miguel."

In this example, why do you need the le if you already have Miguel. It reads to me literally as "she him sent a present to Miguel" and I suppose it feels like excessive and unnecessary additional language in an already clear sentence. Is it for emphasis? Por favor ayúdame a entender.

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