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Direct Object Pronouns A direct object answers who or what after a verb. Comprendo la pregunta. I understand what?... the question
Direct Object Pronouns To avoid repeating a direct object, we often replace it with it or them. Do you understand the question? Yes, I understand it. Do you understand the questions? Yes, I understand them.
Direct Object Pronouns Spanish works the same way. The direct object pronouns are:
Lo Him, it, you (form.) La Her, it, you (form.) Los Them, you (pl.) Las 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 masculine singular noun. La replaces a feminine singular noun.
Direct Object Pronouns Los replaces a masculine plural noun Las replaces a feminine plural noun
For example If Tomás were to be referred to as him, lo would be the pronoun we would use. Tomás = masculine singular Masculine 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 notebook ? Yes I want it. Thank you
Answer: ¿Quieres mi cuaderno ? 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 llamar la ? Practice
Translate: I pack the suitcase I dont pack it. Practice