Indirect object pronouns

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Indirect object pronouns

Indirect object pronouns are used to replace a person that has already been mentioned, in order to avoid repetition. It answers the questions 'to whom?' and 'for whom?'.

Nacho pide un taxi a Ana Nacho le pide un taxi.

Nacho gets a cab for Ana Nacho gets her a cab.

Hablé con ellas ayer Les hablé ayer.

I talked to my sisters yesterday I talked to them yesterday.

Singular Plural
1ª persona Usted me responde nos respondes
2ª persona Ella te responde Él os responde
3ª persona Ellas le responden Ellas les responden

Note: The indirect 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 indirect object goes after the verb.

Le escribo.

I write to him

Le voy a escribir / Voy a escribirle.

I'm going to write to him

Escríbele.

Write (to) him.


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