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?
Direct object vs Indirect Object
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.
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.
Puedes pedirle dinero al jefe. To the jefe/gerente.
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.
Puede pedirle el dinero al gerente
"Le" refers to the manager.