Comment dit-on "(in order) to buy her a coffee" en français?
I am trying to say "I have to go to Starbucks (in order) to buy her a coffee." in French but I am not sure where to place the object pronoun "her", etc. Can someone give me the translation of this? Is this all that far off?
Je dois aller à Starbucks pour acheter un café. <--- but where does "her" go?
Thanks for your help!
Oct 21, 2014 5:17 PM
Answers · 10
You were very close my friend!
Je dois aller à Starbucks pour lui acheter un café
October 21, 2014
Object pronouns always go right before the verb - the "main" verb, the one related to the pronoun you're trying to place.
You're BUYING the coffee for her, so "lui" (= for her) goes right before "acheter". Simple? :)
October 24, 2014
Je dois aller a Starbucks pour lui acheter un cafe ..
It doesn't matter here whether its her or him, you have to use "lui" ;)