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Shawn
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
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You were very close my friend! Je dois aller à Starbucks pour lui acheter un café Peace! Remi
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" ;)
October 22, 2014
Shawn
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