Object Pronouns Together

Object Pronouns Together


The shortest way to say something is by combining direct and indirect object pronouns into the same sentence. When using both pronouns, follow the same rules for placement (before simple verbs, attached to the others) like when they are used separately, except:

Which One Goes First?

When both the direct and indirect object pronouns are in the same sentence, the indirect object precedes the direct object.

Combining the object pronouns

  • Marcos nos trajo la comida a nosotros. (Marcos brought the food to us.)
  • Marcos nos la trajo. (Marcos brought it to us.)

  • Mi madre está comprandome una pizza. (My mom is buying me a pizza.)

  • Mi madre está comprandomela. (My mom is buying it for me.)

  • Dame el control remoto. (Give me the remote control.)

  • melo. (Give it to me.)

le -> se Change

Indirect object pronouns "le" and "les" are changed to "se" when followed by "lo," "la," "los," or "las" to make pronunciation a lot easier.

  • Yo le digo el cuento a María. (I tell the story to María.)
  • Yo le lo digo -> Yo se lo digo. (I tell it to her.)

  • Mi abuelo les compró los regalos a los niños. (My grandfather bought gifts for the children.)

  • Mi abuelo se los compró. (My grandfather bought them for them.)


1) Rewrite each sentence to replace the direct and indirect object phrases with the pronouns.

Example: Yo le mando la carta a Juanita. -> Yo se la mando.

  • Le doy el dinero a usted.
  • Él te lee el libro para tí.
  • Ella está pidiéndole una pregunta a él.
  • Javier, cómprame una rosa para mí.
  • Sofía le entrega su tarea al profesor.
  • El camarero nos trae la cena a nosotros.
  • ¿Puedes contarles el cuento a los niños?


  • Se lo doy.
  • Él te lo lee.
  • Ella está pidiéndosela.
  • Javier, cómpramela.
  • Sofía se la entrega.
  • El camarero nos la trae.
  • ¿Puedes contárselo?
updated ABR 12, 2012
edited by Issabela
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