Direct Object Pronouns

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The direct object is the pronoun that receives the action. So for example the sentence "He threw the ball" the ball is the direct object pronoun. In the sentence "I saw you at the mall" you is the direct object pronoun.

In Affirmative and negative sentences, always put the direct object pronouns before the conjugated verb, for example "Lo vemos" which means we see him. For a negative sentence, you would just change it to "No lo vemos". For negative just put the Direct Object Pronoun between the verb and the "no".

Double Verbs

Whenever you have two verbs in a sentence, you only conjugate the first and leave the second verb in the infinitive form. 2 verbs 2 options, 1 verb one option. For example, "I want to see you" you have two options to write this sentence. First, you can write it as "Te quiero ver". The second way is to write is like " Quiero verte". In the first one you would conjugate it like that because you put te, which is the Direct Object Pronoun, in front of the conjugated verb. But in the second version, you can add the Direct Object Pronoun connected to the end of the infinitive verb as one word. For negative sentences, you can just add a "no" to the beginning so it could be "No te quiero ver" or "No quiero verte"
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Proper Use

You would use Direct Object Pronoun when you are talking about what or whom. If some one asked you "What does Richard have?" You would reply "he has the pencil." Ask yourself What does Richard have? Richard has the pencil, so pencil is the Direct Object Pronoun. "Whom did Richard see?" You would reply "Richard saw Sharkey" Ask yourself who does Richard see? Richard sees Sharkey, so Sharkey is the Direct Object Pronoun.

You would use Direct Object Pronouns because Direct Object Pronouns to clarify the object in the sentence, also you use them because


Juan tiene el libro --> Juan lo tiene

Yo no veo los libros --> Yo no los veo

Ella toma los vitaminas --> Ella las toma

Yo necesito lavar la ropa --> Yo necesito lavarlo

Ella tiene que escribir el informe --> Ella tiene que escribirlo

Debemos limpiar la casa --> Debemos limpiarla


Alejandro vende los zapatos

Tu lavas la ropa

Ellos pueden bailar el tango

La cocinera va a preparar las tortillas

Queremos visitar el museo

I love you

I see you

We want it

He wants to see me

I should read it