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Direct Object

Pronouns
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Dont be like these guys:

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Direct object pronouns allow


us to avoid repetition of
nouns!

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A direct object receives the action of a verb


and serves to answer the question What?
or Whom? in relation to that verb
Mariano drinks coffee. (direct object noun)
What does he drink?
Juanita helped him. (direct object pronoun)
Whom did Juanita help?

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A direct object pronoun replaces a direct


object noun. Some of the Spanish direct
object pronouns should look familiar:
Me
me
Te
you (t)
Lo
him, it, you (Ud.)
La
her, it, you (Ud.)
Nos
us
Los
them, you (Uds.)
Las
them, you (Uds.)
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Me entiendes? Do you understand me?


S, te entiendo perfectamente. Yes, I
understand you perfectly.
Conoce Ud. a Seora Turner? S, la
conozco.
Dnde compran Uds. las carpetas?
Las compramos en la papelera.
Notice that object pronouns immediately
precede conjugated verbs.
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1. Escribes la carta?
2. Lees las instrucciones?
3. Buscas el telfono?
4. Sabes la direccin?
5. Terminas la tarea?
6. Prefieres el libro rojo?
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1. Escribes la carta? S, la escribo.


2. Lees las instrucciones? S, las leo.
3. Buscas el telfono? No, no lo busco.
4. Sabes la direccin? No, no la s.
5. Terminas la tarea? S, la termino.
6. Prefieres el libro rojo? S, lo prefiero.
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1. Me invitas a un caf?
2. Me llevas al centro?
3. Me esperas un minuto?
4. Me llamas por telfono?
5. Me ayudas con la tarea?
6. Me entiendes ahora?
7. Me buscas en la biblioteca?
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Notice that object pronouns can also be


attached to the end of infinitives.
Example: I am going to invite them. =
Los voy a invitar. OR Voy a invitarlos.
Te vamos a visitar. OR Vamos a visitarte.

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Answer these questions as if you


are Julio(a) and/or Luis(a):
Example: Julio, vas a preparar la comida? S,
voy a prepararla.

1. Luis, vas a servir las bebidas?


2. Julio y Luis, van a probar Uds. el
postre?
3. Julio y Luis, van a traer Uds. los platos?
4. Luis, vas a cocinar bien la carne?
5. Julio y Luis, van a poner Uds. la mesa?
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1. Luis, vas a servir las bebidas?


S, voy a servirlas.

2. Julio y Luis, van a probar Uds. el postre?


No, no vamos a probarlo.

3. Julio y Luis, van a traer Uds. los platos?


S, vamos a traerlos.

4. Luis, vas a cocinar bien la carne?


S, voy a cocinarla bien.

5. Julio y Luis, van a poner Uds. la mesa?


No, no vamos a ponerla.
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