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#170 – Direct Object Pronouns in Spanish – Part 1

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How do I say ‘it‘ in Spanish?

Learn direct object pronouns in Spanish!

Post 170/365
Es martes el 12 de septiembre de 2017




Gracias por pasar por aquí el día de hoy.


It’s a great day and week to be here at Spanish Blog 365! Today we start a 3 part series on direct object pronouns.

I’m glad that we can use those big grammar words around here! When we learn language as adults we ask a lot of questions like ‘What?’ and ‘Why?’. Grammar helps us understand. When you know what the topic is called it’s also a lot easier to reference it in other books and sources so you can get a wide view point.



Direct object pronouns – what is that in English? It’s basically ‘it‘ and ‘them‘. They will make your speech much more succinct.

As an example, in English I would say, Are you buying that shirt? You may respond, Yes, I like it. I’m going to get it. – it replaces shirt

or perhaps…Where are my keys? I thought I left them right here. – them replaces keys



Let’s check them out in Spanish…


Direct Object Pronouns – Los Pronombres de Objeto Directo


I’m going to call them DOPs
They are…


lo, la
los, las


me, te  & nos – refer only to people
lo, la, los & las – refer to people and things



Ejemplos y modelos: Traducción abajo


¿Me buscas?
Sí, te busco.


Te veo mañana.


¿Invitas a Juan a tu fiesta?
Sí, lo invito.


¿Conoces a Marta?
No la conozco.


¿Compras el libro?
Sí, lo compro.


Vas a comprar la pluma también?
No la necesito.


Nos esperan enfrente del restaurante.


¿Los crees a ellos?
Sí, los creo.


¿Tiene Ud. los documentos?
Sí, los tengo aquí.


¿Comes las uvas?
Sí, las como.


In Spanish, it’s all about masculino / femenino y singular / plural

Here’s a review post to masculine and feminine – We needed it last week with Demonstratives and we’ll need it again this week with DOPs



Action steps: take a close look at these examples. Notice what replaces what. Memorize: me, te, lo,la,nos,los,las. Stop by again tomorrow as we continue.

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Gracias y hasta mañana,



Direct Object Pronouns


Ejemplos y modelos: Traducción

¿Me buscas? – Are you looking for me?
Sí, te busco. – Yes, I’m looking for you.


Te veo mañana. – I’ll see you tomorrow.


¿Invitas a Juan a tu fiesta? – Are you inviting Juan to your party?
Sí, lo invito. – Yes, I’m inviting him.


¿Conoces a Marta? – Do you know Marta?
No la conozco. – No, I don’t know her.


¿Compras el libro? – You’re buying the book?
Sí, lo compro. – Yep, I’m buying it.


Vas a comprar la pluma también? – Are you going to buy the pen, too.
No la necesito. – No, I don’t need it.


Nos esperan enfrente del restaurante. – They are waiting for us in front of the restaurant.


¿Los crees a ellos? – Do you believe them?
Sí, los creo. – Yes, I believe them.


¿Tiene Ud. los documentos? – Do you have the documents?
Sí, los tengo aquí. – Yes, I have them here.


¿Comes las uvas? – You’re eating the grapes?
Sí, las como. – Yes, i’m eating them.