Spanish Pronouns

All you need to know about Spanish Pronouns

Most students want to understand the use of pronouns in Spanish very quickly. They are useful when you want to form sentences without repeating yourself all the time. But they are not always easy to handle.

Pronouns example Numero uno: Paul bought the flowers. He took the flowers home and gave the flowers to his wife.

Pronouns example Numero dos: Paul bought the flowers. He took them home and gave them to his wife.

When the pronoun replaces the name of the direct object, use the following pronouns:
me (me)
te (you-familiar)
lo, la (him, her, it, you-formal)
nos (us)
os (you-all-familiar)
los, las (them, you-all-formal)

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If the subject of the sentence changes, this does not affect the direct object pronoun.

Juan la tiene.
Juan tiene = John has
Juan tiene la pluma. = John has the pen.
Juan la tiene. = John has it.


María la tiene.
María tiene = Mary has
María tiene la pluma. = Mary has the pen.
María la tiene. = Mary has it.

As with everything you learn for the long term, learning Spanish is nothing you can do over night. It requires a lot of dedication and practice. But if you are willing to put in the 2 minutes a day into it, then you will soon find that it isn’t as difficult as it seemed at the start.