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Spanish Pronouns | Direct Object Pronouns Spanish

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  • IDENTIFY THE DIRECT OBJECT
  • Direct objects receive the action of the verb, or answer the question "what" or "whom" after the verb.
  • Question: Do you have "what"? Answer: the flowers
  • EJEMPLO 1
  • las flores
  • d.o.
  • Question: Are you washing "what"? Answer: the dirty dishes
  • EJEMPLO 2
  • d.o.
  • los platos sucios
  • REPLACE THE DIRECT OBJECT WITH A DIRECT OBJECT PRONOUN
  • ¿Juan, tienes las flores? ---------------------------------- Juan, do you have the flowers?
  • lo
  • te
  • me
  • la
  • los
  • nos
  • os
  • las
  • ¿Juan, lavas los platos sucios? -------------------------------------------- Juan, are you washing the dirty dishes?
  • lo
  • me
  • te
  • la
  • los
  • nos
  • os
  • las
  • Direct object pronouns can be used to replace direct object nouns to reduce repetition. It would be like saying "it", "him", "her", "them" in English. In Spanish they must agree with the noun they are replacing.
  • Las flores
  • Yes, I have the FLOWERS.
  • las
  • Yes, I have THEM.
  • Los platos sucios
  • No, I am not washing THE DIRTY DISHES.
  • los
  • No, I am not washing THEM.
  • PUT IT ALL TOGETHER
  • After replacing the direct object noun with a pronoun, be sure to place it before the conjugated verb. Here is the conversation all together.
  • ¿Juan, tienes las flores? ---------------------------------- Juan, do you have the flowers?
  • Place d.o. pronoun BEFORE the verb
  • las
  • Sí, yo las tengo.
  • tengo
  • las
  • ¿Juan, lavas los platos sucios? -------------------------------------------- Juan, are you washing the dirty dishes?
  • Place d.o. pronoun BEFORE the verb
  • los
  • lavo
  • los
  • ¿Juan, tienes las flores?
  • ¿Juan, lavas los platos sucios?
  • No, no los lavo. ¡Estoy estudiando!
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