Indirect Object Pronouns
MS 2
Unidad 4 Etapa 2
Indirect Object Pronouns
 Remember
that direct
objects answer the questions
who Or what about the verb.
 Remember that direct object
pronouns are used to avoid
repetition.
Indirect Object Pronouns
 Notice
the direct object in the
following sentence.
Él tiene ropa de invierno.
He has winter clothes.
Indirect Object Pronouns
 Notice
that the direct object
is replaced by a direct object
pronoun.
Él tiene ropa de invierno.
Él la tiene.
Indirect Object Pronouns
 Remember
that the direct
object pronoun preceeds the
verb.
Él la tiene.
Indirect Object Pronouns
 Remember,
when there are 2
verbs the direct object
pronoun can come before
the 1st verb.
Él puede jugar al tenis.
Él lo puede jugar.
Indirect Object Pronouns
 Remember,
when there are 2
verbs the direct object pronoun
can also be attached to the
infinitive.
Él puede jugar al tenis.
Él puede jugarlo.
Indirect Object Pronouns
 Indirect
objects are nouns
that answer the questions to
whom/what or for whom/
what.
Yo compro una jarra a mi amiga.
Indirect Object Pronouns
 Singular
indirect object
pronouns:
me = me
te = you (familiar)
le = you(formal), him,her
Indirect Object Pronouns
 Plural
indirect object
pronouns:
nos= us
os = you (familiar)
les = you, them
Indirect Object Pronouns
 Note:
the indirect object
pronouns are the same as
the direct object pronouns
with the exception of le and
les.
Indirect Object Pronouns
 Indirect
object pronouns can
replace or accompany
indirect objects.
Yo le compro una jarra.
Yo le compro una jarra a mi
amiga.
Indirect Object Pronouns
 The
placement of indirect
object pronouns is exactly
the same as direct object
pronouns.
Indirect Object Pronouns
 When
there is 1 verb in a
sentence the indirect object
is placed before the verb.
Ana le da el libro.
Indirect Object Pronouns

When there are 2 verbs in a
sentence the indirect object can be
placed before the verb, or be
attached to the infinitive or gerund
(ando/ iendo forms).
Ana le puede dar el libro.
Ana puede darle el libro.
Ana está dándole el libro.
Indirect Object Pronouns
 Le
and les may refer to
different indirect objects, so
the following construction is
used at the end of the
sentence to clarify:
a + name/noun/pronoun
Indirect Object Pronouns

a + name/noun/pronoun
Yo le compro una jarra a mi
amiga.
Indirect Object Pronouns
 To
add emphasis the
following construction is
used at the beginning of the
sentence.
a + pronoun
Indirect Object Pronouns

a + pronoun
A mí me compro una jarra.
Indirect Object Pronouns
 Replace
the indirect object
with a pronoun.
Yo doy una pluma a tí.
I am giving you a pen.
Yo te doy una pluma.
Yo te doy una pluma a tí.
Indirect Object Pronouns
 Replace
the indirect object
with a pronoun.
Ana da el regalo a su abuela.
Ana gives the gift to her grandmother.
Ana le da el regalo.
Ana le da el regalo a su
abuela.
Indirect Object Pronouns
 Replace
the indirect object
with a pronoun.
Él da los libros a su amigo.
He is giving the books to his friend.
Él le da los libros.
Él le da los libros a su amigo.
Indirect Object Pronouns
 Replace
the indirect object
with a pronoun.
Jo y yo damos la camisa a él.
Jo and I are giving the shirt to him.
Jo y yo le damos la camisa.
Jo y yo le damos la camisa
a él.
Indirect Object Pronouns
 Replace
the indirect object
with a pronoun.
Tú das el dinero a mí.
You give the money to me.
Tú me das el dinero.
Tú me das el dinero a mí.
Indirect Object Pronouns
 Replace the indirect object
with a pronoun.
Ellos dan las joyas a sus hijos.
They give jewelry to their children.
Ellos les dan las joyas.
Ellos les dan las joyas a sus
hijos.
Indirect Object Pronouns
 Replace
the indirect object
with a pronoun.
Yo compro una bolsa a ella.
I am buying a bag for her.
Yo le compro una bolsa.
Yo le compro una bolsa a ella.
Indirect Object Pronouns
Fin
Ahora sabes como usar los
pronombres de objectos
indirectos.
¡INTÉNTALO!
1. Juan quiere dar _____ un regalo. (to
Elena)
2. María _____ prepara un café. (for us)
3. Beatriz y Felipe _____ escriben desde
Cuba. (to me)
4. Marta y yo _____ compramos unos
guantes. (for them)
5. Los vendedores _____ venden ropa. (to
you, fam. sing.)
6. La dependienta _____ enseña los
guantes. (to us)
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Indirect Object Pronouns