Verbs that Require the
Indirect Object Pronoun
A list of verbs that require the
Indirect Object Pronoun
Spanish
English
Gustar
To be pleasing
Cansar
To tire
Doler
To be painful
Encantar
To delight
Fascinar
To be fascinating to
Faltar
To be lacking something
Interesar
To be interesting to
Importar
To be important
Quedar
To be left over
Repungar
To disgust
Aburrir
To bore
Bastar
To be sufficient
Parecer
To appear to be
Molestar
To be a bother
How to Conjugate these Verbs
1. Conjugate the verb according to the subject
2. Add the appropriate indirect object pronoun before
the conjugated verb in order to clarify to whom the
action is being done.
**Note that doler is
conjugated
according to the
subject, either
“cabeza” or
“cabezas.” Also the
IO pronoun
corresponds to the
person receiving
the action.
Spanish
English
A mi me duele la cabeza
My head hurts.
A ti te duele la cabeza
Your head hurts.
A ella le duele la cabeza
Her head hurts.
A nosotros nos duelen las
cabezas
Our heads hurt.
A ellos les duelen las
cabezas
Their heads hurt.
Examples
 ¿Cuantos billetes te quedan?
 Quedar conjugated according to subject (billetes) and indirect object pronoun
chosen according to the person receiving the action (te)
 Los museos me fascinan.
 Fascinar conjugated according to subject (museums) and indirect
object pronoun chosen according to the person receiving the action
(me).
 La clase de ingles nos aburre porque siempre
aprendemos las mismas cosas.
 Aburrir conjugated according to subject (clase) and indirect object
pronoun chosen according to the person receiving the action (nos).
 Cada día el hermano de José les molesta
mientras ellos hacen su tarea.
 Molestar conjugated according to subject (hermano) and indirect object
pronoun chosen according to the person receiving the action (les/ellos).
Practice
Translate into Spanish…
1. This movie bores me. (aburrir)
2. I left school early because my throat
hurts. (doler)
3. I like to travel during the summer.
(gustar)
4. They seem to be excited about the
vacation. (parecer)
Answers
1. Esta película me aburre.
2. Salí la escuela temprano porque me duele
la garganta.
3. Me gusta viajar durante los veranos.
4. Ellos me parecen estar emocionados
respecto el viaje.
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