portarmelo and portarleta

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zollen
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portarmelo and portarleta

Post by zollen » Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:10 pm

ricordati di portarmelo
posso portarleta
portarmelo
portarleta

What are these? What do they mean? Any additional info would be appreciated.

Sweetcheeks Malone

Re: portarmelo and portarleta

Post by Sweetcheeks Malone » Sun Nov 24, 2013 6:22 pm

The first looks like it should mean, 'bring it (lo - direct object pronoun) to me (me - indirect object pronoun)'... wait for confirmation though, I'm not a native. :oops:

Second has me stumped. :shock:

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Re: portarmelo and portarleta

Post by Peter » Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:33 pm

zollen wrote:
ricordati di portarmelo
posso portarleta
portarmelo
portarleta

What are these? What do they mean? Any additional info would be appreciated.
zollen,

What you have here is the infinitive portare together with a double object pronoun.

Portarmelo = bring it to me or bring me it.

However, if the second expression is supposed to be a response meaning I can bring you it, then it is written incorrectly; it should read posso portartelo (not even portartela, which would be the correct spelling of the expression you have quoted).

For more on double object pronouns see what I have written here: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=5483

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