Examples of Spanish Direct Object Pronouns

Examples of Spanish Direct Object Pronouns

 

Me

Yo me peino. (I comb my hair)

Peino: present of the verb peinar (to comb)

Who is combing the hair? Yo, then Yo is the subject

What about the verb what is combing? Me (me in English) is the direct object.

Reflexibe when the direct object is the same than the subject

Nos

Ellos nos conocen

Verb: conocen. (know) Present of conocer

Who know us? Ellos. (subject)

 

What do they know (conocen): Nos (nosotros) Direct Object

 

Notes:

When there is an infinitive, you can add the pronoun nos to it. For example:

Ellos se van para mostrarnos. The proposition para always goes next to an infinitive. You can locate it next to an infinitive. Other example: Nos quieren mostrar la casa.

Since you can put nos, next to an infinitive would be: Quieren mostrarnos.

 

Te

Tu Te peinas.  You comb your hair

Peinas: Present of peinar

Who is the one that comb the hair?  Tu

What do you comb? Te (you)

Lo

Maria lleva a Juan

Verb: lleva. Present of llevar

Who? Maria

What o Who lleva? Juan

Maria lo lleva

Verb: lleva. Present of llevar

Who? Maria

What o Who lleva? Lo is the pronoun that replaces Juan to avoid repetition

Los

Maria lleva los chicos

Verb: lleva. Present of llevar

Who? Maria

What o Who lleva? Los chicos

Maria los lleva

Verb: lleva. Present of llevar

Who? Maria

What o Who lleva? los. The pronoun los replace “los chicos”.

Remember: The pronouns goes before the verb.

La

Estela pone la mesa.. (Estela lays the table for me)

Pone: present of the verb poner

Who lays the table? Estela. Then, Estela is the subject.

What lays Estela? The table, then the table is the direct object

Estela la pone.

Pone: present of the verb poner

Who lays the table? Estela. Then, Estela is the subject.

What lays Estela? The table, but the pronoun “la” replaces mesa not to repeat the table.

Las

Estela pone las mesas.

Pone: present of the verb poner

Who lays the tables? Estela. Then, Estela is the subject.

What lays Estela? The tables, then the tables is the direct object.

Estela las pone

Pone: present of the verb poner

Who lays the table? Estela. Then, Estela is the subject.

What lays Estela? The tables, but the pronoun “las” replaces mesas not to repeat the tables again.

“Remember the pronoun in Spanish always goes before the conjugated verb”