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Learn Spanish: Direct & Indirect Object Pronouns

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Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns Together

 

Learn Spanish: Using Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns Together

This learn Spanish grammar lesson goes over the Spanish gammar rules for using direct and indirect object pronouns together in the same sentence. In Spanish, when both are used, there is an order that must be followed. Here is a recap of the Spanish direct and indirect object pronouns.

D.O.P.
I.O.P
me me
te te
lo/la * le *
nos nos
os os
los/las * les *

When both pronouns are used in a sentence the order is:

I.O.P + D.O.P before a conjugated verb.

Mi madre te las compró.

My mother bought them for you.

When a phrase is used, the pronouns can be placed either before the verbal structure or attached to the infinitive or –ing (gerund) form.

I am going to take them to you tomorrow. Voy a llevartelas mañana.
Te las voy a llevar mañana.
I want to give them to you. Quiero dartelos
Te los quiero dar.

When the third person pronouns are used together the I.O.P. (le, les) changes to se in front of the D. O. P. (la, lo ,las, los).

¿Le diste un beso a tu mamá Did you give a kiss to your mom?
Sí, se lo di. Yes, I gave it to her

To negate a sentance, place the no before both pronouns.

No te las compré.

I did not buy them for you.