Indirect Object Pronouns-le/les

Indirect Object Pronouns-le/les


When does le/les become se with an indirect object pronoun? Thank you!

updated FEB 16, 2010
posted by planktonpey

1 Answer


Hello, planktonpey, welcome to SpanishDict smile

We change the pronouns to se when they precede direct objects pronouns lo, la, los, las, e.g.

¿Le has dicho a Roberto la verdad?

Sí, se la he dicho.

Sí, se (a Roberto) la (la verdad) he dicho.

¿Les has comprado los zapatos a los niños?

No, voy a comprárselos mañana.

No, voy a comprárse(a los niños)los(los zapatos) mañana.

And remember, that indirect object pronouns (to whom) always precede direct object pronouns. If you like, you can watch our video lesson on direct and indirect object pronouns, and read the following reference articles:

direct object pronouns

indirect object pronouns

object pronouns together

updated FEB 17, 2010
edited by Issabela
posted by Issabela
Well done for your answer Issabela, this subject has always been my big problem and as we have yet another rainy day in Spain I am going to spend the afternoon revising r through you links. - caza, FEB 16, 2010
Still, even if it's rainy there, I wish I were where you are :)) - Issabela, FEB 16, 2010
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