les da

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les da(
lehs
 
dah
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (he, she, or it provides them with; third person singular)
a. he gives them
Los hijos de Álvaro están muy malcriados porque les da todo lo que piden.Alvaro's children are very spoiled because he gives them everything they ask for.
b. she gives them
¿Son felices los niños viviendo con su tía? - Sí, les da lo que su madre no supo darles.Are the children happy living with their aunt? - Yes, she gives them what their mother couldn't.
c. it gives them
Ana y Ramón son afortunados de tener un trabajo fijo. - Sí, les da seguridad.Ana and Ramon are fortunate to have a permanent job. - Yes, it gives them a sense of security.
d. gives them
Si el cliente les da más tiempo, podrán acabar la traducción; si no, no.If the client gives them more time, they'll be able to finish the translation; otherwise, they won't.
e.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Antonio les da a sus padres todo lo que gana.Antonio gives his parents everything he earns.
Todas las mañanas, Margarita les da de comer a las gallinas.Every morning, Margarita feeds the chicken.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(you provide them with; second person singular)
a. you give them
Si les da el libro el lunes, luego ellos pueden dármelo a mí cuando los vea.If you give them the book on Monday, they can then give it to me when we meet.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Creo que usted les da demasiada importancia a los errores de ese tipo.I think you give too much importance to those sorts of mistakes.
He visto que cuando les da dinero a sus nietos, se ponen muy contentos. Los míos igual.I've seen that when you give money to your grandchildren, they're very happy. Mine are the same.
3. (they feel; third person plural)
a. they're
Los niños han desaparecido. - Sí, creo que les da miedo el perro.The children have vanished. - Yes, I think they're afraid of the dog.
4. (you feel; second person plural)
a. you're
Si les da vergüenza preguntarle, lo hago yo.If you're embarrassed to ask her, I will.
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