Direct Object
Pronouns
Direct Object Pronouns
• A direct
• Comprendo
object
la pregunta.
answers who
• I understand
or what after
what? . .. the
a verb.
question
Direct Object Pronouns
• To avoid repeating a direct
object, we often replace it with
“it”.
• Do you understand the
question?
• Yes, I understand it.
Direct Object Pronouns
• Spanish works the
same way.
• The direct object
pronouns are:
Lo
La
Him, it, you
(form.)
Her, it, you
(form.)
Los
Las
Them, you
(pl.)
Them, you
(pl.)
Direct Object Pronouns
• Direct object pronouns can
refer to people or things.
• They agree in gender and
number with the nouns they
replace.
Direct Object Pronouns
• Lo replaces a masc. singular
noun.
• La replaces a fem. singular
noun.
Direct Object Pronouns
• Los replaces a
masculine plural noun
• Las replaces a
feminine plural noun
For example
• If Tomas were to be referred to
as him, lo would be the pronoun
we would use.
• Tomas = masc sing.
• Masc. singular d.o. pronoun =
lo
For example
• If shoes were to be referred to
as them, we would choose los.
• Zapatos = Masculine plural
• Los = Masculine plural
pronoun
Direct Object Pronouns
• A direct object pronoun is
placed just before the
conjugated verb.
• ¿Lees el periódico?
• Sí lo leo.
• If there is an infinitive
verb, the pronoun is
attached to the infinitive
ending.
• ¿Puedes lavar los platos?
• Sí, puedo lavarlos.
• When the pronoun replaces
both a masculine and
feminine direct object noun,
los is used.
• ¿Compras el vestido y las
dos faldas?
• Sí, los compro.
Practice
• Translate:
• Do you want my poster?
• Yes I want it. Thank you
Practice
• Answer:
• ¿Quieres mi cartel?
• Sí, lo quiero. Gracias.
Practice
• Translate:
• I have to call Gloria.
• Do you have to call
her?
Practice
• Answer:
• Tengo que llamar a
Gloria.
• ¿Tienes que llamarla?
Practice
• Translate:
• Escribo la tarea.
• Yo no la escribo. Es
demasiado difícil.
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Direct Object Pronouns