Category: Spanish

How To Construct A Sentence With Two Object Pronouns

RULES: 1. In a sentence that requires a direct and an indirect object pronoun, the INDIRECT OBJECT PROJECT is written FIRST then the direct object pronoun follows. E.g.: Me cantó la canción becomes Me la cantó which means: He/She sand me the song. 2. In the case of an infinitive both the direct and the…...

Prepositional Object Pronouns

Examples: 1. ¿Los regalos son para mí o para ella? – The gifts are for me or for her? 2. ¿Lo dan a ti o a él? –Did they give it to you or to him? 3. A nosotros nos gusta ir al cine.  – We like to go to the cinema. 4. Yo estaba…...

Indirect Object Pronouns

Indirect object pronouns tell to whom, for whom or from whom an action is directed. In the sentence “He wrote Sarah the letters” the indirect object noun is “Sarah”. If the indirect object noun is replaced by an indirect object pronoun “her” the sentence would read: “He wrote her the letter”.   Indirect object pronouns…...

Direct Object Pronouns

Direct objects receive the action of the verb and generally respond to the questions of “What?” or “Whom?” For example: “He wrote the letters to Sarah”; the direct object noun is “letters”. Remember pronouns are words that replace nouns so changing the direct object noun “letters” into a direct object pronoun, in this case “them”,…...

Possessive Adjectives

Possessive adjectives always correspond with the noun they modify rather than the possessor. Examples: 1. Mi hijo – My son. a. Mis hijos – My sons/children. b. Los hijos míos – My sons/children OR Sons/children of mine. c. Las hijas mías – My daughters OR Daughters of mine. 2. Tu hijo – Your son. a.…...

This, That, Those & These–Demonstratives

Demonstratives are used to point out objects and persons while considering their distance from the speaker. Demonstratives may fall under Adjectives as well as Pronouns. Adjectives Singular                                                       Plural Pronouns…...

Estar

Ser and estar both translate in English to the verb “to be” and because of this it can be really confusing deciding which of the two is more appropriate because their meanings differ in Spanish. Here are some guidelines to help: ESTAR is used: 1. to state location or position of people, places, or objects…...

Ser

Ser and estar both translate in English to the verb “to be” and because of this it can be really confusing deciding which of the two is more appropriate because their meanings differ in Spanish. Here are some guidelines to help: SER is used:  1. to connect the subject in a sentence to a noun:…...

Uses of Para

The general English translation of “por” and “para” is “for” however “por” and “para” in Spanish suggest different meanings, therefore “por” or “para” is used depending on context. Uses of PARA – Purpose/In order to, Intended use, Direction/Destination, Intended recipient, Specific time Examples (a) Purpose (to)/ In order to – 1. Para mejorar tienes que…...