Direct object pronouns are tiny words with big significance.  They substitute for nouns in phrases where the noun is already known. In English they would be represented by words like it, him or her.


Direct Object Pronouns in Spanish:


Be sure to watch the video above to learn how we use them in Spanish.  Then follow along with the translations in English below.


Lo, La, Los, Las

When we are talking about things in Spanish we use either lo, la, los or las, depending on whether the noun is masculine or feminine, and singular or plural:

Yo veo una bicicleta = I see a bike
Yo la veo en el parque = I see it in the park

Yo veo unas sombrillas = I see some umbrellas
Yo las veo en la playa = I see them at the beach

Yo veo unos libros = I see some books
Yo los veo en la biblioteca = I see them in the library

Yo veo un coche = I see a car
Yo lo veo en la playa = I see it in the street


Direct object pronouns in Spanish with people

In some cases we might need to refer to people when using direct object pronouns. In this case, we can also use lo, las, los or las, as well as me, te, nos, or os

Yo lo veo = I see him

Other examples:
Yo te veo = I see you
Él me ve = He sees me
Él los ve = He sees them
Ellos nos ven = They see us


Common Phrases using Direct Object Pronouns in Spanish

And, you may have heard some of these direct object pronouns before and just not realized it.  Some common uses include:

Lo sé / No lo sé =
I know [it] / I don’t know [it]

Lo siento =
I’m sorry [I feel it]



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