Leur meaning

NadaA2Kwiziq community member

Leur meaning

I thought 'leur' meant their, or does it work as both them or their?

Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Nada,

Leur can be both them or their, depending on whether it is an indirect object pronoun as in the lesson you pinned or a possessive adjective. Take a look at the following Kwiziq lesson for this other use of leur -

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/use-notre-nos-votre-vos-leur-leurs-to-say-our-your-and-their-possessive-adjectives

I hope this helps!

I WILL EAT YOUR KIDSA1Kwiziq community member

Doesn't leur and les mean them. so cant it be "Je leur parle" or "je les parle"

CécileKwiziq team member

No, I WILL EAT YOUR KIDS, ( really?),

 'leur' and 'les' are different object pronouns and depend on the verb you use here. Please take a look at the relevant Kwiziq lessons -

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/when-to-use-le-la-l-or-les-to-replace-nouns-direct-object-pronouns

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/when-to-use-lui-and-leur-to-replace-specific-people-with-him-her-and-them-indirect-object-pronouns

Bonne Continuation!

 

Leur meaning

I thought 'leur' meant their, or does it work as both them or their?

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