- Spanish Direct Object pronouns are located before the verb, in affirmative sentences with one verb.
Yo bebo agua --> Yo la bebo.
This is an affirmative sentence, with one verb ("bebo"). In this case, the D.O. pronoun ("la") replaces "agua", a feminine noun. "la" is placed before the verb. Note that in English, the D.O. pronoun, for affirmative sentences with one verb, is located after the verb:
I drink water -->I drink it
- Note that whenever a Direct Object / Indirect Object pronoun is placed after an infinitive, present participle and affirmative commands, this pronoun is attached to it, without spaces. ("cantarla").
With infinitive: ¿Puedes coger las flores? --> ¿Puedes cogerlas?
"Puedes" is the conjugated verb, and "coger" is the infinitive. The Direct Object is "las flores". You can see we had replaced "las flores" with the pronoun "las", which is attached at the end of the infinitive.
With Present Participle: Estoy comiendo manzanas --> Estoy comiéndolas
With affirmative commands: ¡Compra los lápices! --> ¡Compralos!
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VOCABULARY IN THIS LESSON (alphabetical order):
|agua = water|
beber = to drink
canción = song
cantar = to sing
coger = to get, to take
comer = to eat
|¡compra! = buy!|
estoy comiendo = I am eating
flores = flowers
lápices = pencils
manzanas = apples
¿Puedes...? = Can you...?