Indirect Object Pronoun Verbs

Spanish indirect object verbsThere are about a dozen Spanish verbs which must be conjugated with an indirect object pronoun, such as gustar and importar. This grammatical construction does not exist in English, but it’s not difficult once you get used to it.

   

Indirect Objects

Spanish indirect objectsAn indirect object is a person that someone or something does something to indirectly. In both Spanish and English, indirect objects are often replaced with indirect object pronouns.

   

Interrogative Pronouns

Spanish interrogative pronounsWho, what, which one? Use interrogative pronouns to ask these questions, which are a little more complicated in Spanish than in English.

   

Lo – Neuter Object Pronoun

Neuter object pronounLo is the Spanish neuter direct object pronoun, used to mean "it" when referring to something non-specific or abstract, such as an idea, adjective, situation, or clause.

   

Negative Pronouns

Spanish negative pronounsSpanish negative pronouns (nada, nadie, ninguno) replace and simultaneously negate nouns. They may be the subject or object of the verb they’re used with.

   

   

Passive Reflexive

Spanish passive reflexiveThe passive reflexive construction is a way to avoid naming the subject of a verb’s action without using the dreaded passive voice.

Possessive Pronouns

Spanish possessive pronounsSpanish possessive pronouns (el mío, la tuya, los suyos …) are used in place of nouns to indicate to whom or to what those nouns belong.

   

Prepositional Pronouns

Spanish prepositional prnoounsSpanish prepositional pronouns are used after prepositions, logically enough, often in order to emphasize the noun they replace, and are thus a sort of subcategory of the disjunctive or stressed pronouns found in other languages.

Que – Relative Pronoun

Que - Spanish relative pronounQue is the simplest and most common Spanish relative pronoun. Depending on context, the English equivalent can be”who,” “whom,” “that,” or “which.”