In this video, the object pronouns are: en, le, la , les, lui, leur, y. We are going to see when to use them to replace a noun.
We use it, first, to replace the noun after the preposition: de, du, des
En replaces all these nouns: gâteau, tarte, eau, pommes (singular, plural, masculine, feminine)
And also with indefinite articles, this way:
As you can see, weed to add the indefinite article at the end.
it works with numbers:
J’en ai trois
J’en veux deux…
And also with bigger sentences:
Il aime parler de ses vacances à la mer il aime en parler
Il n’en veut pas
With definite things
Here, we are not talking about ‘some’ things but about the thing!
And the pronouns le, la, les are like the definite articles.
It also works with possessive and demonstrative:
So now you can see the difference between:
J’en ai mangé un et je l’ai mangé.
Il ne le veut pas
Il ne les veut pas
it is about Indirect Objects with people or animals
You remember that as an indirect object, “lui” may be masculine or feminine.
Il ne lui téléphone pas
With people, we need the proper pronoun
Il pense à lui, il pense à eux
And with some verbs, you can’t say: il lui pense (incorrect French) but il pense à lui.
(however in France, you will certainly hear someone saying “il y pense” even with people, but with animals and verbs like “penser” you can use “y”)
Il n’y va pas
Replace the noun with the correct pronouns: