Lhe Portuguese meaning

Ejemplo con el pronombre lhe portugués: O professor lhe deu uma sugestão

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Pronoun lhe Portuguese meaning

The object pronoun lhe is usually used to substitute the object in a sentence, with the purpose of avoiding repetition. That means, the pronoun lhe substitutes the verb complement when this verb uses a preposition such as a or para.

When we speak it’s more common to use the pronoun lhe before the verb. Let’s take a look at some examples with the object pronoun lhe and make things easier to understand:

Examples with lhe in Portuguese

Ela deu um conselho para ele. She gave him some advice.
Ela lhe deu um conselho


Ana agradeceu a vocês pela ajuda. She thanked you for the help.
Ana lhes agradeceu pela ajuda.


Enrique pediu que Luiz explicasse tudo a ele. Enrique asked Luiz to explain everything to him.
Enrique pediu que Luiz lhe explicasse tudo.


Ele não contou a verdade para vocês. He didn’t tell you the truth.
Ele não lhes contou a verdade.


Nada respondi a ela quando perguntou de você. I didn’t answer her when she asked about you.
Nada lhe respondi quando perguntou de você.


A sua mãe prometeu um bom presente para você. Your mother promised you a good gift.
A sua mãe lhe prometeu um bom presente.

One very important thing: when we talk informally, we often prefer to use the pronoun te instead of lhe. Look at the sentence above rewritten with the other pronoun: A sua mãe te prometeu um bom presente. You can use the pronoun te instead of lhe in the examples above, but only when it is related to singular (para você, para ele, para ela / for you, for her, for him)

Now it’s your turn!

Now let’s see if you really understood and if you can use it. Read these sentences and transform them using the lhe pronoun. Can you complete this exercise?

  1. Eu comprei um presente para vocês.
  2. Ela precisa contar uma história para ele.
  3. Eu tenho uma coisa para dar para ela.
  4. Eles ainda não responderam a ele?
  5. Márcio entregou a caneta a você.
  6. Ontem eles cantaram uma música para ela.
  7. Lisa agradeceu ao amigo pela conversa.
  8. O diretor disse aos funcionários que haveria mudanças.
  9. O professor entregou os exercícios corrigidos aos estudantes.
  10. Eu não vou dizer isso para eles.

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Personal Pronouns in Portuguese
Personal Pronouns Lo and La
Personal Pronouns O and A
Personal Pronouns Me and Nos


  1. Eu lhes comprei um presente.
  2. Ela precisa lhe contar uma história.
  3. Eu tenho uma coisa para lhe dar.
  4. Eles ainda não lhe responderam?
  5. Márcio lhe entregou a caneta.
  6. Ontem eles lhe cantaram uma música.
  7. Lisa lhe agradeceu pela conversa.
  8. O diretor lhes disse que haveria mudanças.
  9. O professor lhes entregou os exercícios corrigidos.
  10. Eu não vou lhes dizer isso.

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