Indirect Object Pronouns me(to or for me) te(to or for you) le(to or for him, her, it) nos (to or for us) les (to or for them, you all)
Placement of Indirect Object Pronouns Indirect Object Pronouns, me, te, le, nos, and les are placed either before a conjugated verb or attached to the end of an infinitive.
Before the verb or after the infinitive: Before the verb: Le vas a dar el libro a Elena? Sí, le voy a dar el libro a Elena. After the infinitive: Vas a darle el libro a Elena? Sí, voy a darle el libro a Elena.
Today we are learning about reflexive verbs and they have pronouns much like Indirect Object Pronouns and are used much in the same way. Make sure you have your Indirect Object Pronouns memorized.
Reflexive Verbs Reflexive verbs are used to tell that a person does something to or for him- or herself.
Reflexive Verbs Reflexive verbs have two parts: a reflexive pronoun (me, te, se, nos, se) and a verb form.
Reflexive Verbs LAVARSE(to wash oneself) Verb Form Reflexive Pronoun
Reflexive Verbs In English, we really don’t identify with reflexive verbs. So these will seem strange to you.
Reflexive Verbs In English, a sentence using a “so called” reflexive verb might be… Lauren brushes her hair. Scott bathes himself.
Reflexive Verbs You must remember that these are actions being done to oneself, by oneself. For example: I wash my (my own) hair.
Reflexive Pronouns me(to or for myself) te(to or for yourself) se(to or for himself, herself, it) nos (to or for ourselves) os (to or for you all) se (to or for themselves, you all, or each other)
TO WASH ONESELF I wash myself You wash yourself He, She, It washes himelf, etc. We wash ourselves They wash themselves
LAVARSE me lavo te lavas se lava nos lavamos os laváis se lavan
Reflexive Pronouns They can either go before a conjugated verb or after an infinitive.
Reflexive Pronouns Before the verb: Me voy a lavar el pelo. After the infinitive: Voy a lavarme el pelo.