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dear  Maria
the phrase volee bene.. does it take direct object proouns r indirect object pronouns? in other words, should I say   lo voglio bene or gli vglio bene, or la volio bene or le voglio bene
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Salve!

the verb “volere” followed by the adverb “ bene” as in “voler bene” takes the indirect object, NOT the direct object.

Therefore you must say :”Gli voglio bene” or  “Le voglio bene” where the pronouns “gli” and “le” are indirect objects, as they stand for “a lui” and “a lei” respectively.

See also: “Mi vuole bene”, “Ti voglio bene”, “Ci voleva bene”, “Vi voglio bene”, where “mi” stands for “a me”, “ti” stands for “a te”, “ci” stands for “a noi”, “vi” stands for “a voi”.

Cordiali saluti.
Maria

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