Direct object vs Indirect Object

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In the sentence, "You can ask the manager for the money": (puede pedirle el dinero el gerente), what does the "le" in "pedirle" refer to, the money or the manager?

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updated FEB 22, 2010
posted by wgschultz

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puede pedirle el dinero al gerente

In Spanish, you have double indirect object (le and el gerente) But I can´t think of any case with double direct object.

updated FEB 22, 2010
posted by mediterrunio
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In this sentence "Puede pedirle el dinero el gerente" the "le" refers to another person. If you wanted to ask the manager for the money it would be "Puede pedirle el dinero al gerente." That makes the manager the inderect object of the sentence rather than being the subject.

updated FEB 22, 2010
posted by tskinn7
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Puedes pedirle dinero al jefe. To the jefe/gerente.

updated FEB 22, 2010
posted by Rey_Mysterio
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The "le" refers to the manager. Le is an indirect object, which means that it most often refers to a person. If it were 'lo', and the word 'dinero' wasn't included, then it would refer to the money.

updated FEB 22, 2010
posted by artsygrl2996
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Puede pedirle el dinero al gerente

"Le" refers to the manager.

updated FEB 22, 2010
posted by 005faa61
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The manager.

updated FEB 22, 2010
posted by xoxsarasxox