Vi un post de una amiga mía en Facebook. Era sobre su familia. Escribió algo como:

mi familia (fotógrafo).

Entonces, escribió algo, pero no sé qué:

  • las amo
  • los amo
  • la amo

Yo sé que es una palabra feminina, pero no estoy seguro de si hay que decir las, los o la amo. Como:

My family. I love them.


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From what I see, you want to know what to pronoun to use when translating My family. I love them.

Since familia is a feminine, singular noun, the intuition makes us think that la should be the correct one:

Mi familia. La quiero

However, this mentions family as a whole and you normally want to express the love for each and every member. For this reason, I do think that it is more idiomatic to use los:

Mi familia. Los quiero

Which matches what you do in English (My family is singular, I love them uses the plural).

  • I forget where it was in the gramática (or DPD) that talked about this. It mentioned the conditions under which one would (/could) have the apparent ungrammatical mismatch. Oct 24, 2016 at 13:55
  • @guifa I found some references in the gramática around article 12.4, but could not find the exact one (it is a bit messy, since each result has a little screenshot of the book, it would be useful to have bigger sections).
    – fedorqui
    Oct 24, 2016 at 14:05
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    if this answer resolved your doubt, please remember to mark it as 'answered' with the green check mark. @GinaAxella
    – antorqs
    Oct 25, 2016 at 9:41

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