If 'lui' means him or her why does 'vous lui dites' mean 'you tell him...' And not 'you tell her...'

Merle

Kwiziq community member

2 October 2016

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If 'lui' means him or her why does 'vous lui dites' mean 'you tell him...' And not 'you tell her...'

This question relates to:
French lesson "Replacing people with lui, leur = him, her, them (indirect object pronouns)"

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

2 October 2016

2/10/16

Bonjour Merle, If there's no context that tells you "lui" is specifically male or female, then "vous lui dites" can mean either one.

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