Los vs. Les for people

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Los vs. Les for people

Rafa y Luis son simpáticos. Quiero invitarlos a mi fiesta.Rafa and Luis are nice. I want to invite them to my party. Rafa y Luis son simpáticos. Los quiero invitar a mi fiesta.Rafa and Luis are nice. I want to invite them to my party.Why is "los" used in this case?   Should'nt it be "les"  ?Thank you.
Asked 3 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Kaly

When we use "invitar a alguien" (to invite someone), the "someone" is a direct object, so when we say "invite them", that them is a direct object pronoun, i.e. "los""Les" is the indirect object pronoun. Having said this, bear in mind you may see sometimes "les" used as a direct object pronoun" but this is considered incorrect. This is called "leísmo". You can read about this in this Kwiziq article.

I hope it helps.

Saludos cordiales

Inma

Los vs. Les for people

Rafa y Luis son simpáticos. Quiero invitarlos a mi fiesta.Rafa and Luis are nice. I want to invite them to my party. Rafa y Luis son simpáticos. Los quiero invitar a mi fiesta.Rafa and Luis are nice. I want to invite them to my party.Why is "los" used in this case?   Should'nt it be "les"  ?Thank you.

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