Direct and Indirect
Object pronouns stand in for the noun objects of verbs.
Direct Objects Indirect Objects
mi me mi me
ti you ti to you
lo him/it gli to him
la her, it le to her
La you Le to you
ci us ci to us
vi you vi to you
li/le them gli to them
So for example to say that you’re going to see somebody tomorrow (vedere qualcuno domani), rather than use their name you could use the direct object pronouns and say:
Lo vedo domani (I’m seeing/ I’ll see him tomorrow)
La vedo domani (I’m seeing/ I’ll see her tomorrow)
Li vedo domani (I’m seeing/ I’ll see them (m) tomorrow)
Le vedo domani (I’m seeing/ I’ll see them (f) tomorrow)
La vedo domani (I’m seeing/ I’ll see you (polite) tomorrow)
You can use the indirect object when talking about writing to somebody. In Italian you would say scrivere a qualcuno.
mi scrivi? (will you write to me?)
ti scrivo (I’ll write to you)
gli scrivo (I’ll write to him/them)
Le scrivo (I’ll write to you (polite))
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