6 Direct Object Pronouns Direct object pronouns can refer to people or things.They agree in gender and number with the nouns they replace.
7 Direct Object Pronouns Me replaces a me noun.Te replaces a tu nounNos replaces an us nounOs replaces a you all (vosotros) nounLo replaces a masc. singular noun.La replaces a fem. singular noun.
8 Direct Object Pronouns Los replaces a masculine plural nounLas replaces a feminine plural noun
9 For exampleIf Tomas were to be referred to as him, lo would be the pronoun we would use.Tomas = masc sing.Masc. singular d.o. pronoun = lo
10 Zapatos = Masculine plural Los = Masculine plural pronoun For exampleIf shoes were to be referred to as them, we would choose los.Zapatos = Masculine pluralLos = Masculine plural pronoun
11 Direct Object Pronouns A direct object pronoun is placed just before the conjugated verb.¿Lees el periódico?Sí lo leo.
12 When the pronoun replaces both a masculine and feminine direct object noun, los is used. ¿Compras el vestido y las dos faldas?Sí, los compro.
13 Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns Used Together When you have both a direct object pronoun and an indirect object pronoun in the same sentence, the indirect object pronoun comes first.Ellos me los dan. They give them to me.IO pronoun: me DO pronoun: losElla te la vende. She sells it to you.IO pronoun: te DO pronoun: la
14 Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns Used Together Whenever both pronouns begin with the letter "l" change the first pronoun to "se."le lo = se lo le la = se la le los = se los le las = se las les lo = se lo les la = se la les los = se los les las = se lasThe reason for changing "le lo" to "se lo" is merely to avoid the tongue-twisting effect of two short consecutive words that begin with the letter "l". To demonstrate this, first quickly say "les las" and then quickly say "se las." See how much easier it is to say "se las?"In negative sentences, the negative word comes directly before the first pronoun.No se lo tengo. I don't have it for you.Nunca se los compro. I never buy them for her.