Presentation on theme: "Direct Object Pronouns"— Presentation transcript:
1 Direct Object Pronouns Avancemos 2Unidad 1 lección 1
2 Direct Object Pronouns A direct object answers who or what after a verb.Comprendo la pregunta.I understand what? . .. the question
3 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.
4 Direct Object Pronouns Spanish works the same way.The direct object pronouns are:
5 Lo La Los Las Him, it, you (form.) Her, it, you (form.) Them, you (pl.)Las
6 Direct Object Pronouns Direct object pronouns can refer to people or things.They agree in gender and number with the nouns they replace.
7 Direct Object Pronouns Lo replaces a masculine singular noun.La replaces a feminine singular noun.
8 Direct Object Pronouns Los replaces a masculine plural nounLas replaces a feminine plural noun
9 For 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
10 For exampleIf shoes were to be referred to as them, we would choose los.Zapatos = Masculine pluralLos = Masculine plural pronoun
11 Direct 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.
13 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.
14 PracticeTranslate:Do you want my notebook?Yes I want it. Thank you
15 PracticeAnswer:¿Quieres mi cuaderno?Sí, lo quiero. Gracias.
16 PracticeTranslate:I have to call Gloria.Do you have to call her?
17 PracticeAnswer:Tengo que llamar a Gloria.¿Tienes que llamarla?
18 PracticeTranslate:I pack the suitcaseI don’t pack it.
19 PracticeAnswer:Yo hago la maleta.Yo no la hago.