2I eat the cookies. Raúl kisses his wife. A direct object is a thing or person that receives the direct action of the verb.I eat the cookies.Yo como las galletas.Raúl kisses his wife.Raúl besa a su esposa.
3Identifying a direct object A direct object is a thing or person that answers what or whom, respectively, in the following equation:SUBJECT + VERB + WHAT (WHOM)DIRECT OBJECTYocomolas galletas
4Pronouns are particles (little words) that take the place of the object itself, so that the object does not have to be repeated over and over.-Quiero comprar el vestido.-Quieres llevar el vestido?- Sí. Después, quiero pagar por el vestido.- Quiero comprar el vestido.- Lo quieres llevar?- Sí. Después, quiero pagarlo.
5The direct object pronouns in Spanish are as follows: These are used exclusivelyfor peoplemenosteosThese are usedlo, lalos, las(lo, la)(los, las)for people and things
6Now let’s see how pronouns replace things or people that are direct objects. I eat the cookies.Yo como las galletas.Yo las como.Notice that third-person direct object pronouns agree in gender and number with the noun they replace.
7Now let’s see how pronouns replace things or people that are direct objects. Raúl kisses his wife.Raúl besa a su esposa.Raúl la besa.Notice that third-person direct object pronouns agree in gender and number with the noun they replace.
8Pablo quiere mirar la televisión Pablo la quiere mirar. The direct object pronoun is placed before the conjugated verb.Pablo quiere mirar la televisiónPablo wants to watch T.V.Pablo la quiere mirar.Pablo wants to watch it.But, again, the object pronoun may be attached to the end of the infinitive verb.Pablo quiere mirarla.Pablo wants to watch it.