Direct object pronouns

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Direct object pronouns

Direct object pronouns are used to avoid repetition of a person or object previously mentioned. 

Ana llama a Teo → Ana lo llama.

Ana calls Teo → Ana calls him.

¿Conoces a mi prima? Sí, claro que la conozco.

Do you know my cousin? Yes, of course I know her.

Singular Plural
1ª persona Ustedes me conocen Nosotros nos conocemos
2ª persona Ella te conoce Él os conoce
3ª persona lo conoces (♂)

la conoces (♀)

Yo los conozco (♂)

Yo las conozco (♀)

Note: The direct object pronoun is generally placed in front of the verb. This can change in sentences which contain an auxiliary and main verb. In imperative sentences the direct object goes after the verb.

La llamo.

I call her.

La voy a llamar / Voy a llamarla.

I'm going to call her.


Call her.

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