Fr.: objet direct
A word or group of words representing the person or thing upon which the action of a verb is performed or toward which it is directed. In English, generally coming after the verb, without a preposition. In He saw it the pronoun it is the direct object of saw (Dictionary.com).
Fr.: objet indirect
A word or group of words representing the person or thing with reference to which the action of a verb is performed. In English generally coming between the verb and the direct object and paraphrasable as the object of a preposition, usually to or for, following the direct object, as the boy in He gave the boy a book (Dictionary.com).