whats the easiest way to learn direct and indirect object pronouns


im having a problem understanding direct and indirect object pronouns and was wondering what was the easiest way to learn them

updated OCT 11, 2009
posted by jenkinsla1

2 Answers


Write and put examples in your notebook. Review them often and outload. Here are a few to get you started.


  • En todo caso, ninguna persona nos va a oír. (In any case, no one will hear us.) nos = us

  • Pero Sarah la sujetaba con fuerza. (But Sarah held it tight.) la = it

  • Yo no lo puse ahí. (I didn't put it there.) lo = it

  • Aún no te he visto hoy. (I have not seen you yet today.) te = you

  • A veces creo que te tiene totalmente dominada. (Sometimes I think he has you completly under his control.) te = you

  • No te preocupes. (Don't you worry.) te = you

  • He venido para llevarte a casa. (I came to take you home.) te = you

  • La puso en el suelo. (He put her on the ground.) La = her

  • La oían hablar con la muñeca. (They heard her talk with a doll.) La = her

  • Ella enseguida lo puso junto al fuego. (Right away she put it next to the fire.) lo = it

IO's & DO's Together:

  • No se lo tengo. (I don't have it for you) {se = you, IO; lo = it, DO}

  • Ellos me los dan. (They give them to me.) {me = me, IO; los = them' DO}

  • Ella te la vende. (She sells it to you) {la = it, IO; te = you, DO}

  • Velma sacó una galleta de su bolsillo y se la lanzó. (Velma took a cracker [Scooby Snack] from her pocket and toosed ot to him.) {se la lanzó =she tossed it to him; la = it; se = him}

  • No, pero me siento mejo si se lo digo. (No, but I feel better if I say it to him.) {se = him, IO; lo = it; DO}

  • ¿Te envió un pedazo, Laura? (Did she send you a piece Laura?) Te = you

updated OCT 11, 2009
posted by Daniel
Ella te la vende. (She sells it to you.) {te = to you, IO; la = it, DO}

To identify the indirect object use our two ideas:

  1. The indirect object tells us where the direct object is going.
  2. The indirect object answers the question "to whom?" or "for whom" the action of the verb is performed.

Hope this helps.

updated OCT 6, 2009
posted by zenejero