The Spanish pronouns or better said Los pronombres, are nouns that replace a subject, noun, a word that stands for or represents a noun or noun phrase, a pronoun is identified only in the context of the sentence in which they are used. Therefore, there is always a context so that you can understand what noun you are talking about, but it is not the original noun, that is why is called pronoun or PRONOMBRE.
In Spanish we use pronouns to replace certain words to avoid repetition:
For instance (por ejemplo):
El hombre siguió a la mujer ( The man followed the woman)
or once you are speaking in a context you can say…. El hombre la siguió.
“la” is a pronoun, that is used to replace mujer, in this example. We used it to avoid repetition. Which means in English The man followed HER (refers to the woman) in Spanish la siguio. In Spanish the pronoun goes right before the conjugated verb.
Types of pronouns
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* Pronombres no-personales (non-personal pronouns)
* Pronombres relativos (relative pronouns)