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Me, her, him?

Timme98
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Me, her, him?

Postby Timme98 » 2015-02-12, 16:29

This may be a stupid question but i can not find it. When i want to say that someone did something for somebody, what do I say? I am doing translation exercises and it says:
"She gave a picture to me and I thanked her."
I tried to translate but it doesn't look right to use mi and ŝi two times.

"Ŝi donis bildon al mi kaj mi dankis ŝi."

Is that fairly correct or completely wrong?

As I said, I am looking for words that correspond to "me, her, him, etc."

Thank you in advance!

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Re: Me, her, him?

Postby loqu » 2015-02-13, 0:21

Timme98 wrote:I tried to translate but it doesn't look right to use mi and ŝi two times.

"Ŝi donis bildon al mi kaj mi dankis ŝi."

"Ŝi donis bildon al mi kaj mi dankis ŝin."

Remember that ŝi on its own (with no preposition) can only work as a subject, and there can only be one subject. That should give you a hint of what is wrong.

(Looked it up in Reta Vortaro and apparently you can build the verb danki with direct object or indirect one: mi dankis ŝin and mi dankis al ŝi are both correct).
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Re: Me, her, him?

Postby Swalf » 2015-02-24, 17:32

Maybe you will find more fluid the sentence:

"Al mi ŝi donis bildon kaj de mi estis dankota"

Passivizing the verb you can omit the same subject (ŝi) in the coordinate.
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