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Object Pronouns Me, te, nos
Two Types of Object Pronouns There are two types of object pronouns: Direct and indirect Direct Object Pronouns (DOPNs) answer the question Who or what is receiving the action of the verb? Indirect Object Pronouns (IDOPNs) answer the question "To whom?" or "For whom?" the action of the verb is performed. It tells us where the DOPN is going.
Example The doctor writes me a prescription. Subject verb What does he write? Direct object For whom does he write the prescription? Where is the prescription going? Me To Me Indirect object In Spanish this sentence would be: El medico me escribe una receta
Indirect Object Pronouns answer the question "To whom?" or "For whom?" (to/ for) me = me (pronounced may) (to/ for) you = te (to/ for) him, her, it, you formal = le (to/ for) us = nos (to/ for) them, you all = les Look familiar?
You have already used them! Me gustan los deportes Literally this sentence means: The sports are pleasing to me. Subject verb IDOPN
You have already used them! le duele la garganta Literally this sentence means: The throat hurts (give pain to) him Subject verb IDOPN
Direct Object Pronouns Who or what is receiving the action of the verb? me = me (pronounced may) you = te him, her, it, you formal = lo, la us = nos them, you all = los, las We will only use me, te, and nos in this chapter.
Examples Los medicos nos examinan. The doctors examine us. Subject verb Who or what do they examine?us Us or nos is the direct object pronoun. DOPN
Examples -Papi, te adoro. Daddy, I adore you. Subject verb Who or what do I adore?you You or te is the direct object pronoun. DOPN
Did you notice? Both the DOPNs and IDOPNs come before the verb. Me, Te, and nos are the same for both sets of object pronouns The verb matches the subject NOT the objects.
Look again El medico me escribe una receta The verb matches the Subject The IDOPN come before the verb
Practicamos ¿____ duele el estómago? Sí, me duele el estómago. ¿Me escribes una carta? Sí, ____ escribo. ¿Por qué te da una receta el médico? Porque____ duele la garganta. Mi profesor de español ______ explica la lección porque no comprendo la lección. TE ME