Direct object pronouns: me, te, le, etc. in French

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Direct object pronouns: me, te, le, etc.

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:

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
•  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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