Double Object Pronouns   By Ron Slone

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Overview

Direct Object Pronouns and Indirect Object Pronouns are placed either directly before a conjugated verb or attached to an infinitive, a gerund or a command. When both a direct and an indirect object pronoun occur with the same verb, the indirect object pronoun always comes first. If the letter l occurs as the first letter of both the indirect object pronoun (le, les) and the direct object pronoun (lo, la, los, las), the indirect object pronoun is changed to se.

DOP IOP English
me me me
te te you (familiar)
él él he or it (formal)
lo, la le him, her, it, you (formal)
nos nos us
os os you all (familiar)
los, las les them, you all (formal)

DOP - direct object pronoun
IOP - indirect object pronoun

Ya nos lo dijeron. - They already told (it to) us.

Véndamelos. - Sell them to me!

le lo: Se lo di a ella. - I gave it to her.

les la: Se la mandé a ellos. - I sent it to them.

le los: Se los regalaremos. - We will give them to him/her.

Let's look at some example sentences:

Ahora mismo se lo traigo.
Right now I am bringing it to him.

Ustedes se lo llevarán.
You all will take it.

El hombre se los da.
The man gives it to them.

El anciano se lo manda.
The elderly man sends it to him.


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