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How to use “les” in examples like this? [duplicate]

So whilst reading some sentences in Spanish I’ve noticed that sometimes there is the indirect object pronoun “le” or “les,” for which I know the basic function; but in sentences such as A los ...
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Usage of reflexive pronoun (“les”) in “¿Por qué no les dio Lupe el dinero a Uds.?” [duplicate]

¿Por qué no les dio Lupe el dinero a Uds.? In English, this sentence means: Why didn't Lupe give money to you? Why do we need to put "les" in this sentence?
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Can someone explain why “lo” is required in this sentence?

Can someone please explain why lo is needed in this sentence? It confuses me and I can't find anything to explain it. El calpulli lo formaban personas que estaban unidas familiarmente Thanks.
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Redundant indirect object pronoun: is “le” redundant in “preguntémosle al estúpido / a él”?

This is a canonical question / Esta es una pregunta canónica In a movie scene from "Revenge" ("La Venganza", 1990, with Kevin Costner) the character Tiburón Méndez was discussing ...
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When is the indirect object pronoun required in sentences with an indirect object?

Spanish ¿Cuándo son necesarios en una frase los pronombres indirectos y cuándo son opcionales? Creo que aprendí en el colegio que se requieren siempre (por ejemplo, "le dije a ella que..." es ...
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¿Es correcto “pegarle a un padre”? Y en general, ¿se puede repetir el complemento indirecto en una frase usando “le” o “se” además del explícito?

A veces se dice en tono jocoso: Es más malo que pegarle a un padre. Es más feo que pegarle a un padre. Para designar algo que es extremadamente malo o feo. Lo que me produce curiosidad es que se ...
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What is the difference between “No lo digas” and “No se lo digas”?

I'm taking my very first steps into learning Spanish. I was watching the first episode of Extr@ en español where one person tells another: ¡No se lo digas a nadie! Why is 'se' used here? To my ...
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Why do we say “preparó unos polvos que… les hacían llorar” and not “los hacían llorar”?

I have come across this sentence in my textbook and I do not understand the choice of using the indirect pronoun. Could you explain it to me? preparó unos polvos que se les metían a los niños en ...
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Determining the indirect object and why 'le' is used in “prefiero que no le digas nada a nadie”

I am trying to learn and include direct and indirect object pronouns. The line below I don't understand why there is a le in the sentence at all. I don't think (and guessing incorrectly) there is an ...
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¿Qué se entiende por la siguiente frase?

María le compró un regalo a Pedro. Yo entiendo que María compró un regalo en algún lugar para Pedro. Pero si reemplazo "regalo" por "tornillo" y Pedro es ferretero, entendería que Pedro le vendió un ...
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What is the role of *se* and *lo* in 'Si se lo merecen'?

In this sentence: Si se lo merecen What is the role of "se" and "lo"? Direct object and indirect object?
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Why does Spanish use object reduplication as in “les pasan a personajes”? [duplicate]

I have a hard time understanding why does Spanish duplicate the indirect objects in its sentences: les pasan a los personajes Is there a name for this phenomenon that is specific to Spanish (and ...
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¿Por qué se usa pronombre indirecto de objetos cuando existe el objeto indirecto? [duplicate]

Por ejemplo en este frase: Jenny le está escribiendo una carta a su padre ¿Por qué se necesita "le" cuando el objeto indirecto (su padre) es tan obvio?