Les pronoms cod : me, te, le...

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Les pronoms COD : me, te, le...


COD (complement d’objet direct) or direct object pronouns replace nouns (a person, place or object) when there is no preposition after the verb. They are used with verbs such as aimer, voir, connaître, appeler, entendre, écouter, vouloir, etc.
Tu m’aimes Victor ? Bien sûr que je t’aime. Do you love me Victor? Of course I love you.
J’appelle mes parents je les appelle. I am calling my parents. I am calling them.

Here are the COD (complement d’objet direct) pronouns:

Singular
Plural
1st person
tu me connais / tu m’aimes
il nous regarde
2nd person
je te vois / je t’aime
elle vous quitte
3rd person
il le sait / il la cherche / il l’aime
je les entends

Notes:
•  The COD pronouns are generally placed before the verb.
Je vois un éléphant je le vois. I see an elephant I see it.

•  The COD direct object pronouns can also replace expressions that use verbs.
Je te demande de venir Je te le demande. I’m asking you to come I’m asking it of you.
Je ne sais pas si elle viendra Je ne le sais pas. I don’t know if she will come I don’t know (it).


- Tu m’aimes, Victor ? - Bien sûr que je t’aime.

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