le


le
pron.
1 (to) him (man).
le expliqué el motivo I explained the reason to him/her
le tengo miedo I'm afraid of him/her
ya le dije lo que pasaría I told you what would happen (a usted)
2 him. (peninsular Spanish)
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le
pronombre
1 (objeto directo) him; (usted) you
unos atracadores le mataron some muggers killed him
¿quién le sirvió? who served you?
2 (objeto indirecto - a él) him; (- a ella) her; (- a usted) you
le regalaron un perrito they gave him a puppy
le repito la pregunta I'll repeat the question for you {{Table 1}}NOTA See also les and leísmo{{/Table 1}}
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pron.
1) to him, to her, to it
2) for him, for her, for it
3) from him, from her, from it
4) to you, for you
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PRON PERS
1) [directo] (=a él) him; (=a usted) you

no le veo — I don't see him

¿le ayudo? — shall I help you?

2) [indirecto] (=a él, ella) (to) him, (to) her, (to) it; (=a usted) (to) you

le hablé — I spoke to him, I spoke to her

quiero darle esto — I want to give you this

le he comprado esto — I bought this for you

una de las mejores actuaciones que le hemos visto — one of the best performances we have seen from him

no se le conoce otra obra — no other work of his is known

leísmo
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pronombre personal
1)
a) (como objeto indirecto)

le dije la verdad — (a él) I told him the truth; (a ella) I told her the truth; (a usted) I told you the truth

le di otra mano de barniz — I gave it another coat of varnish

el dinero le sería muy útil — she/he would find the money very useful

le robó el dinero a su padre — he/she stole the money from his father

explícale al señor qué pasó — explain to the man what happened

a este libro le faltan páginas — there are some pages missing from this book

no te le pongas delante — don't stand in front of her/him

b) (impers)

cuando a uno le dicen esas cosas — when people say things like that to you

2) (como objeto directo) (esp Esp) (referido - a él) him; (- a usted) you

¿le conoces? — do you know him?

hoy no le puedo recibir — I can't see you today

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= him.
Ex. In 1965, he had the best results nationwide on the intermediate librarianship examination, which won him the Cawthorne Prize.
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* les = them.
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pronombre personal
1)
a) (como objeto indirecto)

le dije la verdad — (a él) I told him the truth; (a ella) I told her the truth; (a usted) I told you the truth

le di otra mano de barniz — I gave it another coat of varnish

el dinero le sería muy útil — she/he would find the money very useful

le robó el dinero a su padre — he/she stole the money from his father

explícale al señor qué pasó — explain to the man what happened

a este libro le faltan páginas — there are some pages missing from this book

no te le pongas delante — don't stand in front of her/him

b) (impers)

cuando a uno le dicen esas cosas — when people say things like that to you

2) (como objeto directo) (esp Esp) (referido - a él) him; (- a usted) you

¿le conoces? — do you know him?

hoy no le puedo recibir — I can't see you today

* * *
= him.

Ex: In 1965, he had the best results nationwide on the intermediate librarianship examination, which won him the Cawthorne Prize.

* les = them.

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le
pron pers
A (como objeto indirecto)
1
le dije la verdad (a él) I told him the truth; (a ella) I told her the truth; (a usted) I told you the truth
le di otra mano de barniz I gave it another coat of varnish
no tengo por qué darle explicaciones a nadie I don't have to explain myself to anyone
el dinero le sería muy útil she would find the money very useful, the money would be very useful to her
tengo que regarle las plantas a la vecina I have to water my neighbor's plants
no te le acerques, que muerde don't go near it, it bites
le robó el dinero a su padre he stole the money from his father
explícale al señor qué pasó explain to the man what happened
¡qué rápido le crece el pelo a Cristina! doesn't Cristina's hair grow quickly?
a este libro le faltan páginas there are some pages missing from this book
no te le pongas delante don't stand in front of her
cuando se le murió el marido when her husband died
2 (impers):
a nadie le gusta que le digan esas cosas nobody likes having that kind of thing said to them
B (como objeto directo) (esp Esp) (referido — a él) him; (— a usted) you
a Enrique le conozco desde que era niño I've known Enrique since he was a boy
hoy no le puedo recibir I can't see you today
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le pron pers
1 (como objeto indirecto):
le dije la verdad (a él) I told him the truth;


(a ella) I told her the truth;
(a usted) I told you the truth;
le di otra mano de barniz I gave it another coat of varnish;

le robaron el dinero they stole the money from him;
a este libro le faltan páginas there are some pages missing from this book
2 (como objeto directo) (esp Esp) (referido — a él) him;
(— a usted) you;
¿le conoces? do you know him?;

hoy no le puedo recibir I can't see him/you today
le
I pron pers mf (objeto indirecto) (a él) (to o for) him
(a ella) (to o for) her: dale de comer, feed him/her
(a usted) (to o for) you: le diré lo que pasa, I'll tell you what happens
(a una cosa) (to o for) it: le has puesto demasiada sal, you have put too much salt in it
II pron pers m (objeto directo) (él) him: le vi entrar ahí, I saw him going in there
no le oigo, I can't hear him
(usted) you: no le entiendo, I don't understand you
'le' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
abdicar
- abrir
- acariciar
- acaso
- achacar
- achantarse
- acompañar
- acostumbrar
- acusarse
- afanar
- afear
- afecta
- afectar
- afecto
- aferrarse
- agradecida
- agradecido
- agriar
- albañilería
- alivio
- amargada
- amargado
- amenazar
- amohinarse
- ánimo
- antipatía
- antojarse
- apasionar
- apego
- apuro
- arramblar
- artífice
- asestar
- atravesada
- atravesado
- baba
- bailar
- baja
- bajo
- balde
- barbaridad
- bendita
- bendito
- berrido
- bicha
- billete
- blandengue
- boca
- bocinazo
- bofetada
English:
accumulate
- accumulation
- address
- age
- aghast
- ahead
- aim
- alternative
- analyst
- anarchy
- anathema
- angular
- annihilate
- annul
- apology
- appellation
- application
- appreciative
- arena
- articulate
- ask
- ask back
- assimilate
- at
- attendant
- autograph
- available
- averse
- away
- backstage
- bad
- balance
- balding
- bandage
- bar
- barefoot
- bash in
- bear out
- beat
- beckon
- belated
- bell
- beset
- better
- bird
- blink
- blunt
- blur
- blurt out
- bongo
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le pron personal
1. (complemento indirecto) [hombre] (to) him;
[mujer] (to) her; [cosa] to it; [usted] to you;
le expliqué el motivo I explained the reason to him/her;
le tengo miedo I'm afraid of him/her;
ya le dije lo que pasaría [a usted] I told you what would happen;
le pegó una patada a la silla she kicked the chair;
le pegaron un empujón they pushed him;
se le cayó she dropped it;
no le agrada viajar en tren he doesn't like travelling by train;
le será de gran ayuda it will be very helpful to her;
a esta novela le falta más acción this novel could do with some more action in it
2. Esp (complemento directo) [a él] him;
[a usted] you;
le conozco I know him;
le visitaré mañana I'll visit you tomorrow;
le atracaron en la calle he was mugged in the street
3. [uso impersonal]
a todo el mundo le gusta que lo halaguen everyone likes to be flattered
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le
pron sg complemento indirecto (to) him; (a ella) (to) her; (a usted) (to) you; (a algo) (to) it; complemento directo him; (a usted) you
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le pron
1) : to her, to him, to it
¿qué le dijiste?: what did you tell him?
2) : from her, from him, from it
el ladrón le robó la cartera: the thief stole his wallet
3) : for her, for him, for it
cómprale flores a tu mamá: buy your mom some flowers
4) (formal) : to you, for you
le traje un regalo: I brought you a gift
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le pron
1. (a él) him
le compré un libro I bought him a book
le entregué el trabajo I handed the essay in to him
le llevé la maleta I carried his case for him
2. (a ella) her
dale las llaves give her the keys
le hizo un pastel he made her a cake
le organicé una fiesta I organized a party for her
3. (a usted) you
¿puedo ayudarle en algo? can I help you?
¿le atienden? are you being served?

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.


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