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Tonia Bleam (2001). Properties of the Double Object Construction in Spanish.

URL: http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~tbleam/bleamDOC.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 135&langcode=spa (2020-08-10).


Example #1:

    b.      Le puse un techo nuevo a la casa.
    CL put.1p a roof new to the house
    "I put a new roof on the house."
Example #2:

    37.    María le ha dado calabazas a Juan.
    Maria CL has given pumpkins to Juan
    "Maria turned Juan down"
Example #3:

    38.    María le está dando la lata a Juan.
    Maria CL is giving the tin-can to Juan
    "Maria is giving Juan a hard time."
Example #4:

    39.    María le echó una mano a Juan.
    Maria CL threw a hand to Juan
    "Maria helped Juan."
Example #5:

    40.    Juan tiene que hacer-le la pelota a su jefe.
    Juan has that make CL the ball to his boss
    "Juan has to flatter his boss."
Example #6:

    41.    Habrá que dorarle la píldora a Juan.
    will.have that to.gild-CL the pill to Juan
    "The pill (the news) will have to be sugar-coated for Juan"
Example #7:

    47.    Juan (*le) mandó a María a la porra.
    Juan (*CL) sent A Maria to the stick
    "Juan sent Maria packing"
Example #8:

    48.    María (*le) mandó a Juan a-l diablo.
    Maria (*CL) sent A Juan to-the devil
    "Maria sent John packing/told John to go to hell."
Example #9:

    49.    Ve-te a-l diablo!
    go-REFL to-the devil
    "Go to hell!"