pronoun personal
se is used instead of le when it is used as an indirect object pronoun before lo, la, los or las (e.g. se lo dije I said it to him/her; dáselos give them to him/her).
1. (complemento indirecto) (to) him (hombre) ; (to) her (mujer) ; to it (cosa) ; to you (usted)
  • 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. (complemento directo) him (peninsular Spanish); you (usted)

le [lay]
1. Him or her, to him, to her, dat.
  • No le veo, I don’t see him. Le hablé, -> spoke to him
  • Le he comprado esto -> I bought this for him
  • No se le conoce otra obra, no other work of his is known. Yo le dije, -> told him/her
and accus. sing. of the personal pronoun él, he or it; and of its feminine, ella, she.

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

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