Questions tagged [enclisis]

Preguntas sobre clíticos que forman una parte de una otra palabra.

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If “dar” means “to give”, what does “daros” mean?

In the sentence, "Queremos daros una pequeño parte para el viaje a España" (from Olly Richards' Short Stories in Spanish for Beginners, Volume 1) what is the "os" in "daros" for, if "dar" means "to ...
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Difference in meaning between using the compound “cansarme” and the separated “me … cansar”

... que está empezando a cansarme. ... que me está empezando a cansar. Is it just a difference of one being stylistically better than the other? Or do they differ in meaning?
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When and when not to add a pronoun to the end of a verb?

I am a little confused about when a pronoun should and should not be added to the infinitive of a verb. So below are some examples: 1) ¿Me compras un sandwich? - Will you buy me a sandwich? 2)...
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Why do I sometimes see the reflexive pronoun in a verbal phrase (either before or attached to a command or progressive form) and sometimes not?

English: Why do I sometimes see the reflexive pronoun in a verbal phrase (either before or attached to a command or progressive form) and sometimes not? I've finally come to understand that ...
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Conjugation rule for “enclitic pronouns”?

While reading some materials, I found words like these: "conocerte" (= te conozco), "mirarte" (= te miro). I can't effectively find anything useful (in English) about this. What's the exact name of ...
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Comerla not found in conjugation tables

I can't find comerla in the conjugation tables. Can a sympathetic person please shed some light on this for me? What's going on? I found these sentences on 123teachme: Por favor, póngame una piña '...
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Redundant attachment of indirect object pronouns to infinitives

edit: It seems I wrote my examples wrong. I wanted to write: Quiero comermelo (I want to eat it) Quiero comerlo (I want to eat it) I sometimes see that indirect object pronouns are attached ...
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Personal pronouns: When to hook at the end of verb and when to keep separate?

I am learning Spanish with the Michel Thomas Method. I am a bit confused with when to put 'lo' at the start of a phrase and when to hook it on to the verb. For example: Why can't you do it that ...
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“Quiero comprarlo” vs “Lo quiero comprar”

Wile studying grammar, I learned that the object pronoun could go in either of the places when the verb is being used as an infinitive. So, for "I want to buy it," both of these sentences would be ...
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When should I attach the indirect and direct object pronoun to the end of a verb?

I was wondering if you should ever attach the indirect and direct object pronoun to a conjugated verb, and if so, when that would occur? For example, let's say I wanted to convert "La maestra da un ...
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“Iros” instead of “idos” (imperative of verb “ir”)

I have heard many times the use of the infinitive instead of the imperative in Spanish with the verb "ir". For example: Si me queréis, *irse (Instead of: Si me queréis, váyanse) [Famous quote of ...
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How do I know whether to attach a direct object pronoun to the infinitive?

I often struggle to decide what sounds right when I need to use direct object pronouns. Lessons on these pronouns have not been much help because they teach that when using a direct object pronoun it ...