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Uso de pronombres (palabras cuyo referente no es fijo, sino determinado por el contexto u otros sustantivos ya usados en la frase). // Use of pronouns (words that refer to another noun previously mentioned in the sentence or inferred from the context).

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Pronoun before and after compound verb

At 7:29 in this video, the following sentence is given: Buenas días, me gustaría unirme a este gimnasio? The compound verb is gustaría unir, and due to ending with an infinitive, the object pronoun ...
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Why is "lo" necessary in "Esta ciudad no es lo bastante grande para los dos"?

What is the purpose of "lo" in the following sentence? Esta ciudad no es lo bastante grande para los dos. - This town isn't big enough for the two of us. Could you not just say "Esta ...
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Comparative use of 'Le'

I was reading the lyrics of the song "Toda La Noche En La Calle" by Amaral. The following last two sentences look similar except the use of 'le' in the first one. Why did they need or choose ...
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The use of Indirect object pronoun Le

I came across this phrase in a Spanish textbook. "Le gustaria darle algo especial" I know about the direct and indirect object pronouns in Spanish, but I can't figure this one out. Why are ...
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The Pronoun "se"

I'm reaching out because I've been struggling with understanding when to use the pronoun "se" in Spanish. I've read about its various uses, but I'm still feeling quite confused. I'd ...
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Ni te cuento - phrase with other pronouns

The phrase "ni te cuento" means, "don't talk to me about that" or "I can't begin to tell you" in an exclamatory sense. I wonder can you use it with other pronouns: like, &...
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What is the difference between "Qué bonito muchacho" and "Qué tan bonito muchacho"?

¡Qué + adjective! x ¡Qué tan + adjective! as an intensifier in an expression of admiration?
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Why is "que" used at the beginning of this sentence and what does the sentence mean as a result?

Why is "que" used at the beginning of the sentence below and what does the sentence mean as a result? Que la tecnología no haya sido la adecuada, que los profesores no hayan sido los ...
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Juan doesn't tell me vs Juan doesn't tell it to me

En Ingles (1) Juan doesn't tell me it. Juan no lo me dijo? (2) Juan doesn't tell it to me. Juan no me lo dijo? Both are correct in English (although #1 might not be "grammatically correct"?)...
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Subject Pronouns With Infinitives

Is it proper to use a subject pronoun with an infinitive as used below? El perro hizo que su padre se bajara del sillón para poder sentarse él. I saw this exact sentence on a social media post, but ...
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If a verb is transitive does it always need to be accompanied with a direct object/direct object pronoun?

In Spanish, if a verb is transitive does it always need to be accompanied with a direct object/direct object pronoun? For example, see the following sentence: Los países ricos extraen más que dan a ...
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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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Subject pronoun in a question?

I was reading this article about subject pronouns on FluentU. It stated: When asking questions, put the personal pronoun after the verb. For example: ¿Trabajas tú en la biblioteca? (Do you work in the ...
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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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Una pregunta sobre "Rodeábanle" [duplicate]

En el libro "El Camino a Cristo" me tropecé con esta oración: "Rodeábanle las solitarias montañas y cubríale la bóveda celeste con su manto de estrellas." Entiendo el significado y ...
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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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Unsure what "aquélla" refers to in this phrase

I'm reading Arturo Perez-Reverte's Hombres Buenos and am a bit confused by the following: El siglo dieciocho fue otra de esas oportunidades perdidas: militares que leían, marinos científicos, ...
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Problems with relative pronouns

Hoy es el día que haré que se enamore de mí. Here I literally can't understand a thing. Why there are two “que”? hoy - today es - is el día - the day que - that haré - I will que se enamore de mí: - ?...
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Can someone help me understand this sentence, specifically who "le" is referring to?

I'm currently learning the present perfect tense in my Spanish course, the following examples make sense to me and I don't have trouble understanding them: "He visto las montañas de Perú" = ...
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Why does resultar have le/les before it?

What is the purpose of le/les in the following sentences: Juan estaba intentando sentarse. Le resultaba difícil respirar. Les resultaba difícil creerlo. The verb gustar functions with a le/les ...
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¿Cuál es la palabra en español para "Mortar And Pestle"?

Estoy intentando traducir los subtítulos de una imagen de inglés a español. I am attempting to translate the captions on an image from English to Spanish ¿Cuál es la palabra en espanol para "...
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"In my own words"

In English when I'm learning something new and complex from a patient teacher, I often like to try to repeat a part of what the teacher told me in my own words. In English, I might say something like ...
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What exactly is 'dile'?

I couldn't find the entry in https://dle.rae.es/dile?m=form. The translators translate it to "tell him". So, it looks like a contraction of a verb and a pronoun. However, I couldn't find ...
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"That's how they get you."

In English, I sometimes hear a conversation like this: A: "Watch out for those teaser rates on loans. They say 0% interest, but that's only for a short period of time." B: "That's how ...
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Como le fue - cual es el objeto indirecto

"Como le fue" - how did it go. Why is the indirect object pronoun (le) used? Is this one of those language "idioms" or expressions, that just have to be learned, or is there a ...
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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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"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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"It was for my friend that I worked"

How would I say "it was for my friend that I worked"? Obviously, it would be simpler to say "I worked for my friend." But I'm trying to understand the structure. This question is ...
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How would I answer these two questions? (relative pronouns and adverbs)

How would I answer these two questions? SpanishDict.com has this example sentence: Fue en ese momento en el que me enteré del atentado terrorista. It has this English translation: It was at that ...
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Do these all mean the same thing? ("Fue en ese momento en el que me enteré del atentado terrorista.")

I appreciate all the answers I got from @Gustavson, @Diego, @cocteau and @Lambie. They were all helpful so I just picked one to mark as the anwer. (I'm super-new so maybe it's silly for me to ask this ...
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Uso de «tú» y «uno» como pronombres impersonales en la misma oración

Se halla esta oración en el prefacio de La Oveja de Nathán (ed. 2013, Filipinas Heritage Library) en dos versiones: el inglés y el castellano (pág. xx y xxi): You are called by a superior or unknown ...
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Qué vs Lo Que in Noun Clause That Is a Direct Object

Are qué and lo que interchangeable in this context, where they introduce a noun clause that is a direct object? ¡Mira lo que me dijo que no puedo hablar inglés! ¡Mira qué me dijo que no puedo hablar ...
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reglas para imperativo afirmativo + pronombre en la segunda persona del plural

Mi novia me ayuda bastante con el español pues es de España, pero como ella no ha estudiado para ser profesora hay algunas reglas de gramática que no conoce. Estos dias le pregunté como yo debería ...
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"No le creo a él o ella". ¿Por qué el pronombre?

I don't believe him or her. No le creo a él o ella. Seems that in indrect object pronoun is being used, correct? What is the indirect object here?
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Indirect object pronouns

I'm going through a grammar book and there is a scentence: A Daniel le gustan las peliculas romanticas. Question: Why is the indirect object pronoun 'le' used here? Isn't there just a subject = ...
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Using “el que” construction in relative clauses (as opposed to "que" or "quien")

I need help understanding the syntax of using “el que” as the substitute for “que” and “quien.” In English and in Spanish with “que” and “quien,” the relative clauses make perfect sense alone when the ...
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¿Cuál es el pronombre posesivo de "vos"?

El pronombre posesivo de "vosotros" es "vuestro". ¿Cuál es el pronombre posesivo de "vos"? He visto varios sites que mostrar la pareja de "vosotros/vuestro", ...
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Voseo in Guatemala

Spanish version: Tengo una pregunta sobre las percepciones sociales del "voseo" y el "tuteo" en Guatemala. Agradecería su ayuda. En Guatemala, en comparación con “vos” y “usted”, ¿...
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"El que..." to mean "That that..."

I read a sample sentence somewhere, and I am confused about the use of "el que." Hija mía, el que eso te preocupe es buena señal de que tú, por lo menos, no vas a permitir que eso ocurra. Y ...
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Feminine singular pronoun “la” with no explicit antecedent

This passage is from El coronel no tiene quien le escriba by Gabriel García Márquez. Durante la lectura pensó en su pensión de veterano. Diecinueve años antes, cuando el congreso promulgó la ley, se ...
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"Decirme" or "me decir" after an auxiliary verb

We came in contact with the following question: how could we translate the following statement from English to Spanish: She will want to tell me (...) However, during this, we couldn't find whether ...
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"vamos" vs "nos vamos"

"vamos" vs "nos vamos". Both seem to mean "we are going". What does "nos" add in the second case? I selected a different answer, but the answer by @Diego is ...
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Relative Pronouns Summary [closed]

I am learning Spanish, and relative pronouns are a tricky matter. Is the following guide correct? Defining relative clause without a preposition: only "que" La mujer que está sentada aquí ...
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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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