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"filetes" es complemento directo
La madre da filetes al niño.
"filetes" es complemento directo también, y "al niño" es complemento indirecto.
José dió un beso a María.
"un beso" es complemento directo, y "a María" es complemento indirecto.
Juan llevó a Pedro en coche.
"a Pedro" es complemento directo.
El complemento indirecto siempre lleva "a". El directo solo con personas.
It's a little bit difficult but you can search on google for the explanation of the complemento directo y complemento indirecto.
Example. I call Juan. Yo llamo a Juan. Juan is my indirect object but as there is no direct object, Juan takes the place of the direct object. Indirect objects always start with the preposition a.
but the way i understood some of it was your changing the object and it stops you repeating so much
Digale. Tell him. (the direct object is it or whateverever you are actually supposed to say to him).
Les hablé ayer. (I was speaking to them yesterday). (The direct object being whatever I was speaking to them about).
My point is that if you see an indirect object pronoun in a sentence, don't always expect to see a direct object or a D..O. pronoun in the sentence.
it would be necessary to write:
La madre le da filetes al niño.
José le dio un beso a María.
They refer to this as an introductory pronoun warning you to look for that clarifying prepostional phrase (a....)
Personally, I had never heard of the rule, but upon looking for it's usage in reading I believe it to be true. Their rule simply stated that if there is a i.o. in the sentence there should always be an i.o. pronoun. Just take it as a suggestion until you verify the rule.
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