Le apasionan los documentales históricos, lo que me parece aburridísimo. She loves history documentaries, which I find very boring.I

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Le apasionan los documentales históricos, lo que me parece aburridísimo. She loves history documentaries, which I find very boring.I

In the above example the English translation refers to “she”, but am I correct, that there is nothing in the spanish 

sentence that refers to a “she”? In fact, wouldn’t “le” normally default to the masculine?



Asked 8 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Lyn

As Marsha said, le is used for both because this is the pronoun used as an indirect object -the person who likes, is passionate about something, is interested about something, etc is an indirect object pronoun:

Le encanta el fútbol. 

He/she loves football.

Les apasiona la música.

They (masc or fem) are passionate about music.

Le interesa la literatura inglesa.

He/she is interested in English literature.

Saludos

Inma

MarshaC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Le is used with masculine and feminine with this verb construction. This verb is like gustar so if you said he likes books it would be le gustan los libros and it would be exactly the same for she likes books

Le apasionan los documentales históricos, lo que me parece aburridísimo. She loves history documentaries, which I find very boring.I

In the above example the English translation refers to “she”, but am I correct, that there is nothing in the spanish 

sentence that refers to a “she”? In fact, wouldn’t “le” normally default to the masculine?



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