Háganlo ahora ser/estar
 1. Ella_______________una escritora famosa.
 2. La profesora______________enferma.
 3. _____________las once de la tarde.
 4.Tú_______________muy cansado.
 5. Ellos_______________en la playa.
Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns
Used to avoid repetition in Spanish
Direct Object Pronouns
Object being referred to
 Lo, la, los las
 Los papeles=los
 Las hojas=las
 El papel=lo
 La hoja=la
Indirect Object Pronouns
Who receives the direct object
 Me
 Te
 Le
 Nos
 Les
Corresponds to
I
You
Him, Her, You formal
We
Them (ellos, ellas, Uds.)
Ejemplos
¿El jefe no te dio el ascenso?
(Didn’t the boss give you the promotion)
1.
You=indirect object
Promotion=direct object
No, el jefe no me lo dio.
Identify direct/indirect object
 Yo te di un libro.
-direct= libro (lo)
-indirect (you-te)
 Ella me da la grapadora.
-direct=grapadora
-indirect=(me)
Exception:
 If both the direct and indirect objects pronouns are together
and both begin with the letter “L”, then change “le” or “les” to
“se”
¿Por qué le dio el jefe el ascenso a Carmen?
(Why did the boss give Carmen the promotion?
-Se lo dio por su buen trabajo.
(He gave it (the promotion) to her for her good work.)
Háganlo ahora
 Identify the direct and indirect objects
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Ella me da el libro.
Nosotros te dimos las respuestas.
Yo le di el dinero a ella.
La mesera nos sirve la comida a nosotros.
Tú me dijiste la respuesta.
Escriban en español:
(Use direct and indirect)
 I gave her the homework= Yo se la di.
 We gave them the stapler=
 They gave us the money=
 You sent him the letter=
 He sent her the resume=
 I told him the answer=
 The teacher told us the answer=
 She gave him the computer=
 We gave them the homework=
 You wrote the letter=
 She gave me the promotion=
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Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns