One thing that really grinds my gears in French is the pronouns. Whenever I watch French movies or documentaries, I always see the French using le or la for people instead of lui. Now, how can I as a French learner make a distinction?
Is there any specific rule for using le or la for replacing people's name in sentences? It's pretty simple for objects but for people, it's rather difficult, especially, when you have the pronoun "lui" which can be used for both males and females.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
I do not completely understand your question. You have to give an example of sentences that you find confusing.
'Le' and 'lui' referring to a person are not interchangeable: 'lui' is 'dative'. E.g. Je lui ai dit: I said to him. vs Je l'ai vu: I saw him.
If you give some examples and explain what you find specifically confusing about them we can try and solve this for you.