Appelle-les v. parlez-leur

LauraC1Kwiziq community member

Appelle-les v. parlez-leur

Salut

On dit " parlez-leur" Pourquoi pas "appellez-les" ? 

Merci

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Laura, 

If I have understood your question correctly, it depends on who you are talking to which is not clear in English.

You could say -

Appelez-les !

if you were talking to several people or a person you would address with the 'vous' form.

Hope this helps!

 

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Bonjour Laura,

Apart from the point of transitive or intransitive (via preposition) usage  --  ie. appeler v parler

If we take each corresponding l'impératif mood, the second person plural would be appelez v parlez.

Your query asks "why not appellez-les" ?   I don't see why appelez-les would not be acceptable?

Bonne journée

Jim

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

The two verbal phrases are: pareler à qqn and appeler qqn. From this it's clear that parler takes an indirect object while appeler takes a direct object. The corresponding pronouns are leur and les.

At least I think that's what you're asking, right?

Appelle-les v. parlez-leur

Salut

On dit " parlez-leur" Pourquoi pas "appellez-les" ? 

Merci

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