Direct Object Pronouns in Spanish

In a sentence, the direct object is the recipient of the verb’s action.
Example:
Leo los libros. [I’m reading the books.]
Here, los libro/the book is the direct object – it is the item being read, so it is what the verb is acting upon.
Nosotros comemos pizza. [We’re eating pizza.]
Here, pizza / pizza is the direct object – it is the item being read, so it is what the verb is acting upon.
Ella necesita tu coche. [She needs your car.]
Here, tu coche / your car is the direct object – it is the item being read, so it is what the verb is acting upon.

In both Spanish and English, a direct object can be replaced by a direct object pronoun. This makes your speech less repetitive or redundant.

In English, the direct object pronouns are:
Me
You
Him
Her
It
Us
They

In English, the direct object pronoun simply replaces the direct object at the same location in the sentence.
Example:
I’m reading them. We eat it. She needs it.

In Spanish, the direct object pronouns are:
Me [me]
Te [you]
Lo/la [him/her/it/formal you]
Nos [us]
Os [You all]
Los/Las [Them/formal you all]
In Spanish sentences, the direct object pronoun must be placed before the verb.
Examples:
Los leo. [I’m reading them]
Nosotros la comemos. [We eat it.]
Ella la necesita. [She needs it.]

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