Double Object pronouns
Using pronouns
In this lesson you will learn to utilize
double object pronouns effectively in
Spanish in speaking and in writing.
Direct Object Pronouns
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Direct object pronouns are used to
replace the direct object of a
sentence.
• Direct objects receive the “direct” action
of the verb.
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Example: I buy a book.
• What do I buy? A book.
• (It receives the action of being bought)
• Book is the direct object of the sentence.
Direct Object Pronouns
Spanish Direct Object Pronouns:
Yo
Me
Nosotros Nos
Tú
Te
Vosotros Os
Él, Ud. Lo
Ella, Ud. La
Ellos,Uds. Los
Ellas, Uds. Las
Un ejemplo:
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Yo compré un teléfono inteligente
ayer.
• To find the D.O. of the sentence we ask:
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What receives the action of the verb?
What did I buy? A smart phone
D.O. = teléfono inteligente
*When replacing the D.O. of a sentence with the
pronounPRONOUN IS PLACED BEFORE THE VERB!
“Yo lo compré ayer”
(I bought it yesterday)
¡Practicamos!
Identify the D.O. in the sentence and re-write it
with the correct D.O. pronoun.
1. Ellas escucharon la música jazz anoche.
2. Nosotros cocinamos los mariscos para la cena
la semana pasada.
3.Felipe limpió el parabrisas del sedán.
Respuestas
1.
Ellas escucharon la música jazz anoche.
*Ellas la escucharon anoche.
2. Nosotros cocinamos los mariscos para la
cena.
*Nosotros los cocinamos para la cena.
3. Felipe limpió el parabrisas.
*Felipe lo limpió.
Indirect Object Pronouns
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Indirect object pronouns are used to
replace the indirect object of a
sentence.
• The Indirect object is the person or
thing to whom or for whom the action is
performed.
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Example: I write a letter to my friend.
• To whom do I write the letter? My friend.
• My friend is the indirect object.
Indirect Object Pronouns
Yo
Me
Nosotros Nos
Tú
Te
Vosotros Os
Él, Ella.
Ud.
Le
Ellos, Ellas,  Les
Uds.
Un ejemplo:
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Yo compré un suéter para mi esposo.
• To find the I.O. of the sentence we ask:
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To whom or for whom is the action
performed?
For whom did I buy the sweater?
I.O. = Mi esposo
*When replacing the I.O. of a sentence with the
pronounPRONOUN IS PLACED BEFORE THE VERB!
“Yo le compré un suéter ayer”
(I bought him a sweater yesterday)
¡Practicamos!
Identify the I.O. in the sentence and re-write it
with the correct I.O. pronoun.
1. La policía dio un boleto al conductor loco.
2. Nosotros regalamos unas flores a Maria y Ana.
3. Mamá compró un convertible nuevo para
nosotros.
Respuestas
1. La policía dio un boleto al conductor loco.
*La policia le dio un boleto.
2. Nosotros regalamos unas flores a Maria y
Ana.
*Nosotros les regalamos unas flores.
3. Mamá compró un convertible nuevo para
nosotros.
*Mamá nos compró un convertible nuevo.
Double Object pronouns
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There may be some instances in
which you are required to use 2
object pronouns in one sentence.
Example:
• Paco dio un anillo a su novia.
• D.O. What did he give? “un anillo”
• I.O. To whom? “su novia”.
Double Object Pronouns
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¡Cuidado!(careful)
• When using 2 pronouns in a sentence the
Indirect always precedes the direct. (Indirect
first!)
• When using the Indirect object pronouns “le”
or “les” with the direct object pronouns “lo”,
“la”, “los”, or “las”, CHANGE “le” or “les” TO
SE!
• Ejemplo:
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Paco dio un anillo a su novia.
Paco se lo dio. (Paco gave it to her).
¡Practicamos!
Identify both the direct and indirect object pronouns and re-write the
sentences replacing with the appropriate pronouns.
1. Mi hermano mandó una carta a abuelita.
2. La profesora dio el examen a nosotros ayer.
3. Ellas mostraron las fotos a los niños.
RESPUESTAS
1. Mi hermano mandó una carta a abuelita.
*Mi hermano se la mandó.
2. La profesora dio el examen a nosotros ayer.
*La profesora nos lo dio ayer.
3. Ellas mostraron las fotos a los niños.
*Ellas se las mostraron.
*Remember  LE AND LES CHANGE TO SE WHEN USED
WITH LO, LA, LOS, LAS
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