Accidental Reflexive

Spanish accidental reflexiveThe reflexive construction, used mainly with pronominal verbs, can also be used passively to describe accidental and unplanned occurrences. This is called la voz media in Spanish.


Demonstrative Pronouns

Spanish demonstrative pronounsDemonstrative pronouns (this one, that one, the one[s], these, those) refer to a previously-mentioned noun in a sentence. Spanish demonstrative pronouns are more complicated than their English counterparts, because there are three different sets and because they must agree in gender and number with the noun they replace.


Direct Objects

Spanish direct objectsA direct object is a noun, whether person or thing, that someone or something acts upon or does something to. In both Spanish and English, direct objects are often replaced with direct object pronouns: me, te, lo, la, nos, os, los, las.


Double Pronoun Order

Spanish double pronoun word orderSometimes one pronoun just isn’t enough. A Spanish sentence might need both a direct and indirect object, or a reflexive pronoun plus an object. These "double pronouns" cannot be separated, but the word order is very simple.





Ello – Neuter Tonic Pronoun

Ello - neuter pronounEllo is the Spanish neuter tonic pronoun, used to mean “it” or “this” after a preposition when referring to something non-specific, such as a situation or idea.


Indefinite Pronouns

Spanish indefinite pronounsIndefinite pronouns are vague – they either refer to unspecific nouns (like un otro and algo) or make sweeping generalizations (cada uno, todo).