les


les
pron.
1 (to) them (ellos).
les expliqué el motivo I explained the reason to them
les tengo miedo I'm afraid of them
ya les dije lo que pasaría I told you what would happen (a ustedes)
2 them (ellos). (peninsular Spanish)
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les
pronombre
1 (objeto directo) them; (ustedes) you
dice que les vió ayer she says she saw them yesterday
no les entiendo I don't understand you
2 (objeto indirecto) them; (a ustedes) you
entraron en casa ladrones y les robaron burglars broke in and robbed them
les doy una oportunidad más I'll give you one more chance {{Table 1}}NOTA See also le{{/Table 1}}
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pron.
1) to them
2) for them
3) from them
4) to you
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PRON PERS
1) [directo] (=a ellos, ellas) them; (=a ustedes) you
2) [indirecto] (=a ellos, ellas) (to) them; (=a ustedes) (to) you
le
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pronombre personal
1) (como objeto indirecto)

les quiero mostrar algo — (a ellos, ellas) I want to show them something; (a ustedes) I want to show you something

les puse fundas a los muebles — I put covers on the furniture

pregúntales a ellas — ask them

les han dado un ultimátum — they've been given an ultimatum

2) (como objeto directo) (esp Esp) (referido - a ellos) them; (- a ustedes) you

no les reconocí — I didn't recognize them/you

¿les atienden? — can I help you?

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= them
Ex. During his tenure, OSU was recognized for the aggressive approach the library staff adopted with respect to publicizing OSU's many bibliographical services and encouraging patrons' use of them.
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pronombre personal
1) (como objeto indirecto)

les quiero mostrar algo — (a ellos, ellas) I want to show them something; (a ustedes) I want to show you something

les puse fundas a los muebles — I put covers on the furniture

pregúntales a ellas — ask them

les han dado un ultimátum — they've been given an ultimatum

2) (como objeto directo) (esp Esp) (referido - a ellos) them; (- a ustedes) you

no les reconocí — I didn't recognize them/you

¿les atienden? — can I help you?

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= them

Ex: During his tenure, OSU was recognized for the aggressive approach the library staff adopted with respect to publicizing OSU's many bibliographical services and encouraging patrons' use of them.

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les
pron pers
A (como objeto indirecto):
les quiero mostrar algo (a ellos, ellas) I want to show them something; (a ustedes) I want to show you something
les puse las fundas a los muebles I put the covers on the furniture
pregúntales a ellas ask them
¿a ustedes no les molesta el ruido? doesn't the noise bother you?
les han dado un ultimátum they've been given an ultimatum
les resultó muy difícil entenderte they found it very difficult to understand you, it was very difficult for them to understand you
se les han echado a perder los tomates their tomatoes have gone rotten
el niño no les duerme their son isn't sleeping
B (como objeto directo) (esp Esp) (referido — a ellos) them; (— a ustedes) you
mírales ¿no están guapos? look at them, don't they look handsome?
perdonen, no les había reconocido sorry, I didn't recognize you
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les pron pers
1 (como objeto indirecto):
les quiero mostrar algo (a ellos, ellas) I want to show them something;


(a ustedes) I want to show you something;
les puse fundas a los muebles I put covers on the furniture

2 (como objeto directo) (esp Esp) (referido — a ellos) them;
(— a ustedes) you;
no les reconocí I didn't recognize them/you;

¿les atienden? can I help you?
les
I pron pers mpl (objeto directo) (ellos) them: no les saludé, I didn't greet them
(ustedes) you: les esperaba, I was waiting for you
II pron pers mfpl (objeto indirecto) (a ellos,-as) them: dales un beso de mi parte, give them a kiss from me
(a ustedes) you: les recuerdo que tienen una cita, may I remind you that you have an appointment
'les' also found in these entries:
Spanish:
acaramelada
- acaramelado
- activar
- agradecer
- baño
- cerca
- con
- contienda
- cortante
- decir
- declarar
- desproveer
- desunir
- dineral
- emboscada
- en seguida
- encantar
- enseguida
- entonces
- esquema
- gansa
- ganso
- gélida
- gélido
- hipócrita
- horrorizar
- ilusión
- importar
- imputar
- las
- los
- negocio
- ordenar
- perseguir
- pirrar
- preocupar
- problema
- salvajada
- terciarse
- urgir
- vencer
- ventaja
- a
- advertencia
- aguardar
- alcahuetear
- apego
- cariño
- castigo
- chivatazo
English:
accommodation
- account for
- adolescence
- adolescent
- affair
- allowance
- aloud
- antisexist
- backfire
- buoy
- cave in
- chance
- convalesce
- convalescence
- convalescent
- crumb
- daylight
- deal
- dearly
- defamation
- defeat
- difficult
- embarrassing
- escort
- expansion
- favourably
- fight
- flak
- gaze
- group
- guide
- gun down
- hide-and-seek
- hospitality
- impact
- inch
- indifference
- less
- lessen
- lesser
- lesson
- listen
- mooch
- nevertheless
- nonetheless
- privatize
- publicity
- reception
- recognition
- sack
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les pron personal pl
1. (complemento indirecto) [ellos] (to) them;
[ustedes] (to) you;
les expliqué el motivo I explained the reason to them;
les tengo miedo [a ellos] I'm afraid of them;
ya les dije lo que pasaría [a ustedes] I told you what would happen;
se les olvidó they forgot;
les será de gran ayuda it will be a great help to them;
a estos niños les falta salir más these children could do with getting out more
2. Esp (complemento directo) [ellos] them;
[ustedes] you;
les conozco I know them;
les visitaré mañana I'll visit you tomorrow;
les atracaron en la calle they were mugged in the street
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les
pron pl complemento indirecto (to) them; (a ustedes) (to) you; complemento directo them; (a ustedes) you
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les pron
1) : to them
dales una propina: give them a tip
2) : from them
se les privó de su herencia: they were deprived of their inheritance
3) : for them
les hice sus tareas: I did their homework for them
4) : to you pl, for you pl
les compré un regalo: I bought you all a present
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les pron
1. (a ellos, a ellas) them
les dije que ibas a venir I told them that you were coming
no les hagas caso don't take any notice of them
me pidieron que les contara una historia they asked me to tell them a story
2. (a ustedes) you
les explico un poco el tema de hoy I'll explain today's subject to you
les traigo un paquete I've got a parcel for you

Spanish-English dictionary. 2013.

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