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Les pronoms COI : leur, lui, ...

COI (complement d’objet indirect) pronouns are usually the equivalent of an indirect object pronouns in English. They replace nouns that follow verbs + à, like parler à, téléphoner à, demander à, répondre à, etc.
Je parle à mes parents Je leur parle. I am speaking to my parents. I am speaking to them.

Singular
Plural
1re personne
tu me manques / cela m’appartient
il nous parle
2e personne
je te dis / il t’obéit
il vous souhaite bon appétit
3e personne
je lui téléphone
tu leur réponds
Careful: Lui replaces both feminine and masculine nouns.
Je parle à mon mari je lui parle. I’m speaking to my husband I’m speaking to him.
Je parle à ma femme je lui parle. I’m speaking to my wife I’m speaking to her.

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