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Questions about indirect object (those that receive the action of a transitive verb) Preguntas sobre objetos indirectos (aquellos que reciben la acción de un verbo transitivo)

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Is this le (indirect object pronoun) redundant?

La parte arrendataria le comunica a la parte arrendadora que perdería la fianza. In the sentence the owner (la parte arrendataria) is telling the tenant (la parte arrendadora) that the tenant will ...
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Can the impersonal se be used with direct/indirect object pronouns?

I’m trying to understand the grammar of this sentence: Los siete años que pasaron en la escuela estuvieron marcados por diversos incidentes desagradables a los que nunca se los pudo vincular de ...
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What is the difference between “Voy a ir al cine” and Voy al cine”?

What is the right sentence? Or are they both used? I want to know the exact meaning of the two sentences. Thank you!
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Why is "le" used instead of "la" in "No puedo hacerle cambiar de opinión"?

In the following sentence, why is the indirect object pronoun "le" used instead of the direct object pronoun "la"? (The sentence is from Olly Richard´s Short Stories in Spanish) ...
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How would you say "I am him" or similar others in Spanish?

So I know that there are direct object pronouns in Spanish. Normally, you could substitue the direct object noun (i.e. the object, like in "I walked the dog," where the direct object is the ...
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What does le mean in "no le tienen miedo a la muerte"?

I sent a video of people swimming in flood waters to my Spanish speaking language learning partner, to which she responded No le tienen miedo a la muerte. The le in this sentence confused me, so I ...
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¿Cuál es el sujeto y el objeto directo en la frase "Algo pasa a ella"? What is the subject and direct object of the sentence "Algo pasa a ella"?

Actualmente estoy tomando clases de español. Encontré esta frase Algo pasa a ella. en una clase cuando practicamos pronombres de objeto directo y objeto indirecto. El profesor me explicó que "...
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¿Cuya presencia fue mandada en esta frase?

Lo apuntado por debajo de este currículum del año de 1820 dice: El Supremo Concejo de Estado ha mandado se le tenga presente en virtud de Real Orden de 1 de Agosto comunicado por el Ministerio de ...
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Omission of complements: cases where this is not allowed? (question about reddit Spanish wiki)

The reddit r/learnspanish wiki has a section called "Omission of Complements." It discusses differences in meaning or emphasis between pairs of sentences like the following: Me castigaron. /...
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Distinguishing between indirect objects and circumstantial complements

According to this, a verb can take complements of four different types: attribute, direct complement, indirect complement (IC), and circumstantial complement. I sometimes have trouble distinguishing ...
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How can I rearrange this sentence? "Dependo de mi novio

I think this is a correct sentence: Dependo de mi novio. If that's correct, then I'm wondering how I can "rearrange" this sentence using different word order and pronouns. For example, ...
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"A los problemas del mundo no les doy mucha importancia." -> "No les doy mucha importancia."?

I asked a native speaker about when I could replace a prepositional phrase with a pronoun. If I understood correctly, here is what they told me: Usually, I can only do this when the object of the ...
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Le compré un regalo para Pedro

Is the following sentence correct? Le compré un regalo para Pedro. Does it mean the following? I bought (from him/her) a present for Pedro. I ask because a friend gave me the following example ...
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Ana, lanza el balón a la canasta

My quest to understand the relationship between prepositional phrases and indirect object pronouns continues. In this book, I find the example sentence Ana, lanza el balón a la canasta. (Ana, shoot ...
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When can I use a pronoun in place of a prepositional phrase?

If I understand correctly, this video (same one I referenced in this question) shows an example of replacing a prepositional phrase with a pronoun. It pretty much says that these two sentences are ...
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"Mi hermano prepara la sopa para nosotros." Is "nosotros" an indirect object, and does it follow different rules because of "para" vs "a"?

I have 2 questions. I'm pretty sure that the answer to question #1 is "yes," and question #2 assumes that #1 is correct. Is "nosotros" an indirect object in this sentence? "...
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Using indirect object pronouns in sentences with direct objects

It seems like object pronouns can be a hard topic for native English-speakers and there are a lot of questions on here about it. I'm looking through those but I haven't quite found my answer yet. I'm ...
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Appending Objects to Commands [duplicate]

My question regards the usage objects with commands. I said to my girlfriend, a native speaker “Pásalela” with my meaning being “Pass her (the waitress) the bill.” She said this does not sound right ...
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Indirect object pronoun questions

I am making my way through Spanish grammar and still a bit hung up on pronouns, especially with indirect objects. Question: For example, this sentence: I write an e-mail to him. Do I have these parts ...
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The omission of "le"

En frases como… "Le doy algo a alguien..." ¿Es siempre necesario expresar "le", o es suficiente usar "a alguien"? Creí que siempre era necesario expresar el complemento ...
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How can an Indirect Object Pronoun show possession?

I was wondering how to say "I cut his hair" in Spanish. I thought it would be something along the lines of "Corté su pelo". However, when I went to Google Translate, what I got was:...
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Correct combination of indirect and direct object pronouns in this sentence?

I have read several of the very helpful articles on pronouns in this forum, but I am still having trouble with the correct indirect vs direct object pronouns to use in the following sentence from my ...
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A UDs. nomás se lo/los/les perdono/perdona/perdonan

En el caso a) él/ella está perdonando u eximiendo de su obligación a otra persona. a) A ti(OI) nomás te lo(OD) perdono(indicativo presente) P: ¿Qué cosa me perdonas? R: Que seas impuntual/Tu ...
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Al niño le gusta el fútbol. Why "Al" and "le"?

In the sentence "Al niño le gusta el fútbol." I am reading that the sentence should be translated as "The soccer pleases the boy". And the "a" in "a+el = al niño&...
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Why is "le" used instead of "la" in "su marido le pegó"?

In A New Reference Grammar of Modern Spanish (5th ed. 2013) by John Butt and Carmen Benjamin the following is seen: The passive must not be used when the subject of the passive sentence would be an ...
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Help a beginner : why is there a 'le' in this sentence?

I couldn't figure out the use of le in this sentence. I know that it is used for indirect object, but can't seem to understand what the indirect object is in this sentence: Nunca he pensado en la ...
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Is this sentence grammatically correct (¿Los gatos negros les parecen mala suerte a ti?)?

In class, my teacher brought up this question: ¿Los gatos negros _______ _________________ mala suerte a ti? She said the correct answer was, "¿Los gatos negros les parecen mala suerte a ti?"...
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¿En la oración nosotros les miramos, es "les" objeto directo u objeto indirecto y por qué?

De acuerdo a esta pregunta, Es incorrecto usar "los" en lugar de "os" o "les" Se puede decir tanto "Nosotros les miramos" como "Nosotros los miramos". ...
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When to use an indirect object pronoun rather than a direct object pronoun?

I am doing some exercises & came across the question below. Use the correct pronoun in the sentence below: Esa excusa no ________ sirve para nada. (That excuse does them no good.) The options ...
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Using se and le together in "se le va a hacer largo" (hacerse largo)

I'm trying to understand the structure and grammar behind "se le va a hacer largo" in this article: https://www.eladelantado.com/castilla-y-leon/ibanez-en-su-aislamiento-tras-el-positivo-se-...
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¿La diferencia entre «se llama» y «se le llama»?

¿Qúe diferencia hay entre estas dos frases por ejemplo: «Eso se llama estrategia» «A eso se le llama estrategia» ¿Ambas son correctas? ¿Cúando hay que usar «le» y cúando no? ¿Sería igual la ...
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The use of "a ti" with "perdido"

I want to ask a question about the use of a ti with perdido. I saw the following line in a Spanish TV show with subtitles: Te he perdido a ti Which I translated loosely as I have lost you ...
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Use of "se" as an object with verbs

I've seen the object "se" used with verbs several times, and sometimes I get confused on the usage. I just want to clarify the ways it is used? Reflexive: as in se levanta (de la cama) - he raised ...
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What is the role of *se* and *lo* in 'Si se lo merecen'?

In this sentence: Si se lo merecen What is the role of "se" and "lo"? Direct object and indirect object?
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Los objectos en el modismo "caérsele la baba"

El modismo español "caérsele la baba" significa gustar mucho. Uno de los ejemplos es "A su madre se le cae la baba con su bebé de seis meses." No entiendo a qué tipos de objecto "se" y "le" pertenecen ...
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"se lo lleva la corriente" (el pronombre de objeto indirecto) [duplicate]

El el dicho "camarón que se duerme se lo lleva la corriente". Mi pregunta es, por qué dice "se lo lleva" en vez de "lo lleva?" "Se lo lleva" a mi parece superfluo. Entiendo que no es, pero no entiendo ...
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placement of direct and indirect object pronouns

I have some confusion about placement of direct objects (DO) and indirect objects (IO) in spanish sentences, especially with complex verbs. I understand the IO and DO come after the subject pronoun, ...
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In '¿Cómo *le* va?', what is the role of 'le'?

What is the role of 'le' in the sentence: ¿Cómo le va? And the role of 'te' in '¿Cómo te va?' What is the role of 'le' and 'te' in the sentences like: ¿Qué te pasa? ¿Qué le pasa?
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Why do we say "el chiflado *la* había atado" and not "le"?

So I got this sentence where I needed to fulfill the personal pronouns [we MUST use a feminine pronoun since we are talking about a woman] _____ dolían las muñecas y a los tobillos porque el ...
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How to use “les” in examples like this? [duplicate]

So whilst reading some sentences in Spanish I’ve noticed that sometimes there is the indirect object pronoun “le” or “les,” for which I know the basic function; but in sentences such as A los ...
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¿Cuándo hay que usar pronombres del objeto indirecto con partes del cuerpo? [duplicate]

¿Son absolutamente iguales estas dos frases? «voy a besarle la mejilla» vs. «voy a besar su mejilla» O son diferentes? ¿Son correctos gramáticamente las dos?
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Mírame a Pablo convertido en santo - meaning of "me"

I have heard the following sentence in the Narcos TV series: Mírame a Pablo convertido en santo. Context: Two of Pablo Escobar's hitmen are looking for a woman in her house. One of them sees a ...
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Se me rompió/cayó el vaso - meaning of "me"

What does the pronoun "me" mean in the following sentences ? Se me rompió el vaso. Se me cayó el vaso. Based on All about datives, or: What's that funny "le" or "me" doing in ...
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Indirect object pronouns and "Se las he dado." [duplicate]

I wanted to ask a question about indirect object pronouns. I have an example sentence here: Se las he dado which translates to I have given them to her and I can see that "he dado" refers to ...
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Redundant indirect object pronoun: is "le" redundant in "preguntémosle al estúpido / a él"?

This is a canonical question / Esta es una pregunta canónica In a movie scene from "Revenge" ("La Venganza", 1990, with Kevin Costner) the character Tiburón Méndez was discussing ...
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"Hundir alguna cosa" vs "hundir *a* alguna cosa"

I know that the preposition "a" is used after Spanish transitive verbs when the direct object is a person. Example: El chico mató mis flores. El chico mató a mi hermano. However, I have recently ...
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Question regarding the use dative case with indirect object pronoun "le"

Good afternoon, I have read the canonical question about datives and seem to understand examples and differences of dative case types with indirect object pronouns. But I still cannot understand how ...
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Is there a difference in meaning between "echar un vistazo a" and "echarle un vistazo a"?

I was recently watching a Spanish language video that included the phrase "echarle un vistazo a." It made me wonder if the "le" was required or optional. Once I found evidence that both seem to be ...
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Why is "a" needed in "Jugaba al tenis todos los días"?

In the sentence, "Jugaba al tenis todos los días cuando era más joven" why is it "al" over "el"? "Why is "a" needed?
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Quedar: cuando se habla del resultado de algo

I understand 'quedar' can mean many things. I am struggling with the following sentence constructions: Pablo: ¿Cómo me quedó la comida? Beatriz: Te quedó muy rica. Pablo is asking how the food was, ...
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