Pronombres de
complemento directo
Direct object pronouns
What is a noun?
A noun is a person, place, or thing…or idea.
What is a pronoun?
A pronoun takes the place of a noun.
What is a direct object (un
complemento directo)?
The direct object receives
the action of the verb. It
answers what? or whom?
receives the action of the
verb.
Por ejemplo…
The quarterback throws the ball.
Subject noun
verb
Direct object
So, what is a direct object
pronoun (un pronombre de
complemento directo)?
The direct object
pronoun takes the
place of the direct
object.
A ver…with what can we
replace our direct object?
The quarterback throws the ball.
Subject noun
verb
Direct object
The quarterback throws it.
Subject noun
verb
Direct object
pronoun
*In English, the direct object pronoun (DOP) comes
after the verb just like the direct object (DO)…pero
en español
En español the DOP
comes before the verb.
I speak Spanish.
DO
I speak it.
DOP
Yo hablo español.
Yo lo hablo.
DOP
DO
Pronombres de
complemento directo
Masculine
Singular
Plural
Feminine
lo
la
los
las
Otros ejemplos…
I bought stamps.
Yo compré sellos.
I bought them.
Yo los compré.
She took out the
trash.
Sacó la basura.
She took it
out.
La sacó.
Hay más pronombres de
complemento directo…
me
nos
te
os
lo, la
los, las
Placement in a
sentence:
What is the “rule of thumb” with all
pronouns… you did this with
reflexive pronouns?
THEY GO BEFORE THE
CONJUGATED VERB!!!!
OR
If you have an
INFINITIVE… you can attach it
to the
INFINITIVE!!!
They planned to buy shampoo.
Ellos pensaron comprar el champú.
RULE OF
THUMB:
Ellos lo pensaron comprar.
O:
Ellos pensaron comprarlo.
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Pronombres de complemento directo