Typical examples of when indirect object pronouns are used

Indirect object pronouns are often used with verbs followed by à. Here is a list of the most commonly used verbs following this format:

FrenchEnglishFrenchEnglish
Parler àTo talk toTéléphoner àTo phone
Demander àTo askOffrir àTo offer to
Dire àTo say toÉcrire àTo write to
Donner àTo give toRépondre àTo reply to

Examples:

  • je lui ai répondu - I replied to her
  • il leur donne la clé - he is giving the key to them
  • elles nous ont téléphoné - they phoned us
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