2Direct Object Pronouns A direct object answers who or what after a verb.Comprendo la pregunta.I understand what? . .. the question
3Direct 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.
4Direct Object Pronouns Spanish works the same way.The direct object pronouns are:
5Lo La Los Las Him, it, you (form.) Her, it, you (form.) Them, you (pl.)Las
6Direct Object Pronouns Direct object pronouns can refer to people or things.They agree in gender and number with the nouns they replace.
7Direct Object Pronouns Lo replaces a masculine singular noun.La replaces a feminine singular noun.
8Direct Object Pronouns Los replaces a masculine plural nounLas replaces a feminine plural noun
9For exampleIf Tomás were to be referred to as him, lo would be the pronoun we would use.Tomás = masculine singularMasculine singular d.o. pronoun = lo
10For exampleIf shoes were to be referred to as them, we would choose los.Zapatos = Masculine pluralLos = Masculine plural pronoun
11Direct Object Pronouns A direct object pronoun is placed just before the conjugated verb.¿Lees el periódico?Sí lo leo.
12****If there is an infinitive verb, the pronoun is attached to the infinitive ending. ¿Puedes lavar los platos?Sí, puedo lavarlos.
13When the pronoun replaces both a masculine and feminine direct object noun, los is used. ¿Compras el vestido y las dos faldas?Sí, los compro.
14PracticeTranslate:Do you want my notebook?Yes I want it. Thank you
15PracticeAnswer:¿Quieres mi cuaderno?Sí, lo quiero. Gracias.
16PracticeTranslate:I have to call Gloria.Do you have to call her?
17PracticeAnswer:Tengo que llamar a Gloria.¿Tienes que llamarla?
18PracticeTranslate:I pack the suitcaseI don’t pack it.