Indirect Object

Indirect object always comes with direct object or direct object is implied in the sentence, and it is the second object that tells to whom or for whom in the sentence. Usually translated as “to/for something/whom”

Indirect Object PronounsSingularPlural
1st PersonMe meNos us
2nd PersonTe youOs you
3rd PersonLe her/himLes them

 

—Indirect Object

—Direct Object 

*Le di las flores ayer a ella. I gave her flowers yesterday.

*A él, ella le dijo que no lo creía. She told him that she did not believe him anymore. 

No sé porque me regaló esa muñeca por mi cumpleaños el año pasado.

I don’t know why he gave me this doll for my birthday last year.

*When using 3rd person pronouns, you should add “a él/ella/ellos/ellas” to clarify the indirect object, and also, you can add them when you want to emphasize the indirect object.

A mí

A ti

A él

A ella

A Carlos

A nosotros

A vosotros

A ellos

A ustedes

A mí me dio joyas mi novio. My boyfriend gave me jewelries.

Pronouns have to be located before the conjugated verb, and there are 2 options if infinitive or progressive form of verb is used in the sentence.

Te voy a regalar algo para tu cumpleaños. /Voy a regalarte algo para tu cumpleaños.

I am going to give you something for your birthday.


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