Why the “le” in “Tú le das el biberón a tu hijo”?

D

Kwiziq community member

26 September 2018

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Why the “le” in “Tú le das el biberón a tu hijo”?

This relates to:
Conjugate dar in El Presente (present tense) -

Inma

Kwiziq language super star

27 September 2018

27/09/18

Hola D

This "le" refers to "your son". It is an indirect object pronoun. Although it is clear in the sentence who the bottle is given to with "a tu hijo", sometimes we make it even clearer by adding "le/les" (to him/her/them).

There is a lesson coming up soon (for a higher level, though) about this. I hope this is clear for you now.

Saludos

Inma

D

Kwiziq community member

27 September 2018

27/09/18

I get that, thanks.  It's just that none of the other examples use an indirect object pronoun.  From your answer it seems that it's just an optional thing in this context.

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