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Spanish Indirect Object Pronouns Personal Pronouns- the basics
Indirect Object Pronouns An Indirect Object Pronoun or an IOP just stands for a person, or maybe a pet, in most cases. This person is receiving action from the verb. This person can be benefiting form the verbs situation. Remember-- the IOP is a person most of the time.
Le presto cien dólares a Miguel. Im lending a hundred dollars to Michael. Le dice a Paulina. He says to Paulina. Le damos un regalo a Elena. We are giving a gift to Elena.
Le presto cien dólares a Miguel. Who is doing the action? YO Le dice a Paulina. Who is doing the action? EL O ELLA Le damos un regalo a Elena. Who is doing the action? NOSOTROS Go to the Verb First! The central meaning of the sentence is in the verb.
THE IOP- me, te, le, nos, os, or les can be used with its PERSON. OR-- The IOP can be used without its PERSON. Le presto cien dólares a Miguel. Le presto cien dólares. Le dice a Paulina. Le dice algo. Le damos un regalo a Elena. Le damos un regalo.
People (IOP) + Verb me dice te da le invitamos nos ayuda les cuento ¿Qué significa en inglés? What does it mean in English?
me dice te da le invitamos nos ayuda les cuento He or She is telling me. He or she is giving you.. We invite him. He or She helps us. I tell them.
Take-Aways So, what are the main TAKE AWAYS about Spanish Indirect Object Pronouns? An IOP is a person The IOP- person receives action or something from the verb or Subject. Go to the VERB for the central meaning. The IOP goes in front, or to the left, of a conjugated verb.