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					Direct Object
 Pronouns
 Capítulo 8
    Direct Object Pronouns

• A direct      • Comprendo
  object          la pregunta.
  answers who
                • I understand
  or what after
                  what? . .. the
  a verb.
                  question
     Direct Object Pronouns
• To avoid repeating a direct
  object, we often replace it with
  “it”.
• Do you understand the
  question?
• Yes, I understand it.
   Direct Object Pronouns

• Spanish works the
  same way.
• The direct object
  pronouns are:
   Lo             La
Him, it, you   Her, it, you
  (form.)       (form.)

   Los            Las
Them, you      Them, you
  (pl.)          (pl.)
    Direct Object Pronouns

• Direct object pronouns can
  refer to people or things.
• They agree in gender and
  number with the nouns they
  replace.
    Direct Object Pronouns

• Lo replaces a masc. singular
  noun.
• La replaces a fem. singular
  noun.
   Direct Object Pronouns

• Los replaces a
  masculine plural noun
• Las replaces a
  feminine plural noun
          For example
• If 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
           For example

• If shoes were to be referred to
  as them, we would choose los.
• Zapatos = Masculine plural
• Los = Masculine plural
  pronoun
    Direct Object Pronouns

• A direct object pronoun is
  placed just before the
  conjugated verb.
• ¿Lees el periódico?
• Sí lo leo.
• If there is an infinitive
  verb, the pronoun is
  attached to the infinitive
  ending.
• ¿Puedes lavar los platos?
• Sí, puedo lavarlos.
• 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.
        Practice

• Translate:
• Do you want my poster?
• Yes I want it. Thank you
        Practice
• Answer:
• ¿Quieres mi cartel?
• Sí, lo quiero. Gracias.
        Practice
• Translate:
• I have to call Gloria.
• Do you have to call
  her?
       Practice
• Answer:
• Tengo que llamar a
  Gloria.
• ¿Tienes que llamarla?
       Practice
• Translate:
• Escribo la tarea.
• Yo no la escribo. Es
  demasiado difícil.

				
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