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Direct Object Pronouns In Spanish El Complemento Directo
A direct object tells who or what receives the action of the verb. I want that skirt. I bought some shoes. What are the direct objects?
I want that skirt. Skirt is the direct object. I bought some shoes. Shoes are the direct objects.
To avoid repeating a direct object noun, we often replace it with a direct object pronoun. In English the words are: It and Them
I want that skirt. What can we replace skirt with? I bought some shoes. What can we replace shoes with?
I want that skirt. I want it. I bought some shoes. I bought them.
In Spanish there are four direct object pronouns: SingularPlural lo (it) masc.los (them) masc. la (it) fem.las (them) fem. The direct object pronoun must agree in both number and gender with the nound they replace!!!!!!
There are TWO places that direct objects can be placed in a sentence: 1. Right before a conjugated verb 2. Attached to an infinitive
I want that skirt.Skirt D.O. Quiero esa falda. Falda D.O. La quiero. Falda is singular and feminine which is la. Since there is not an infinitive in the sentence, we must put la in front of the conjugated verb.
Lets practice: I need shirts. Yo necesito camisas. I need them. Do you have my sweatshirt? ¿Tienes mi sudadera? Do you have it? She is going to buy a dress. Ella va a comprar un vestido. She is going to buy it.
I need them. (Camisas fem.Plural) Las necesito. Do you have it? (Sweatshirt fem.sing) ¿La tienes? She is going to buy it. (Vestido Mas.Sing) Ella va a comprarlo. OR Ella lo va a comprar
In the first two examples, we placed the direct object pronoun before the conjugated verb (the sentences did not have an infinitive) In the third example, we placed the direct object pronoun attached to comprar (the infinitive for to buy) or we placed it before the conjugated verb Va. BOTH WAYS ARE CORRECT!!!!!
More practice: You bought them? (pants) ¿Los compraste? I have it. (book bag) Yo La tengo I need it. (pen) Yo lo necesito. She is going to eat them. (carrots) Ella va a comerlas. Ella las va a comer.