Questions tagged [pronombres]

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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¿En cuáles contextos se usaban los pronombres reflexivos después de los verbos conjugados? [duplicate]

En el español antiguo, en algunos casos los verbos iban seguidos por los pronombres reflexivos, contrariamente a las normas del español moderno. Sin embargo, no estoy seguro de en cuáles situaciones ...
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What is the meaning of 'Tráete el carro'? Why is 'tráete' used instead of 'tráeme'?

I have heard the following sentence in the Narcos TV series: Tráete el carro. Context: A drug dealer orders her security chief to bring her a car so she can go somewhere. Why does she say "tráete"...
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Eso se lo pongo en sus manos yo? - meaning of se [duplicate]

I have heard the following dialogue in the Narcos TV series: --Para agarrarlo necesitamos toda esa tecnología satelital y espionaje que tiene su gobierno, Agente Peña. --Y eso se lo pongo en sus ...
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Él dijo que le quería dar un mensaje - meaning of "le"

I have heard the following sentence in the Narcos TV series: Él dijo que le quería dar un mensaje a otros niños. Context: A Colombian kid which works for Pablo Escobar is being interviewed by a ...
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orinar vs orinarse

I have heard the following sentence in the Narcos TV series: Pues que el muy hijo de puta llenó de policías el Barrio Escobar y se orinó encima de su mural, patrón. Context: Colonel Carillo, an ...
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acusativo y dativo: Pronombres

I am currently learning for my Spanish exam and I can't understand part of the following solution: A: “He escrito un poema y se lo he enseñado a mi profesor de literatura” B: “¿Y cómo ha ...
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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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darse la gana - meaning of pronoun "se"

I have heard the following sentence in the Narcos TV series: Vos creés lo que se te da la puta gana! Context: Pablo Escobar suspects that one of his partners is stealing from him and then his ...
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Será que lo mataron de las Fuerzas Especiales?

I have heard the following sentence in the Narcos TV series: Será que lo mataron de las Fuerzas Especiales o qué? Context: a troop of Colombian soldiers is looking for Pablo Escobar in the jungle ...
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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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escapar vs escaparse

I heard the folllowing sentence in the Narcos TV series: Señor, Gacha se escapa! Context: The police are carrying out a raid on the hideout of a drug trafficker named Gacha and one of the police ...
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Se pasará la vida huyendo - meaning of pronoun "se"

I have heard the following sentence in the Narcos TV series: Se pasará la vida huyendo si no lo alcanzamos. Context: two detectives are discussing about an informant who snitched on his boss Gacha,...
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No me está entendiendo mi punto - meaning of pronoun "me"

I have heard the following sentence in the Narcos TV series: No me está entendiendo mi punto. Context: Two advisors A and B of Pablo Escobar are discussing about the new candidate to Colombia's ...
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nadie que se nos enfrente - meaning of "se" [duplicate]

I have heard the following sentence in the Narcos TV series: Ya no queda nadie que se nos enfrente. I have already read All about datives, or: What's that funny "le" or "me"...
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coger vs cogerse

I have heard the following question in the Narcos TV series: Te coges a todas tus informantes? Context: a woman is an informant of a DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) officer and asks him this ...
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"Morir "vs "morirse"

I have heard the following sentence in the Narcos TV series: Dicen que los hombres valientes tienen la costumbre de morirse rápido. Is there any difference in meaning between "morir" and "morirse"?...
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llevar vs llevarse

I have heard the following sentence in the Narcos TV series: Si esos gringos se quieren llevar a todos los asesinos de ese país, que se los lleven. What is the purpose of the pronoun "se" in this ...
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saber dónde/adónde está escondido

I heard the following sentence in the Narcos TV series: Pero sí sabes adónde está escondido, cierto? As "saber" is not a verb of movement, shouldn't "dónde" be used instead of "adónde" ?
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No se me preocupe - meaning of "me" [duplicate]

I have heard the following sentence in the Narcos TV series: No se me preocupe por Valeria. Context: Pablo Escobar is telling his wife that she does not need to worry about Valeria Velez, a ...
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Meaning of "las" in "Si descubro que un solo dólar fue a parar a esas prostitutas, se las verás conmigo"

I have read the following sentence: Si descubro que un solo dólar de contribuyentes estadounidenses fue a parar a esas prostitutas, se las verás conmigo. I know that "verse con alguien" here means ...
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Eso lo decide la embajadora - redundant object direct pronoun "lo"

I heard the following sentence: Eso lo decide la embajadora. As "eso" is the direct object of the sentence, the direct object pronoun "lo" seems redundant to me in this sentence. Is it used for ...
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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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busco problemas donde no *los* hay

I have just heard a Shakira song which says: Yo busco problemas donde no los hay. Is the pronoun "los" necessary in this sentence or is the redundancy used for emphasis? I'd just say "Busco ...
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Difference between "igual a ti" and "igual que tú"

Are both sentences below correct? If so, is there any difference in meaning between them? Soy igual a ti. Soy igual que tú.
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What is the meaning of "le" in "El coche no anda porque se *le* descargó la batería"? [duplicate]

What is the meaning of the pronoun "le" in this sentence? El coche no anda porque se le descargó la batería Is it a sympathetic dative which expresses that the battery belongs to the car? All the ...
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sympathetic dative vs possessive pronouns

Is the sympathetic dative essential to express some meaning in some context or is it just an alternative form, idiomatic in Spanish, of expressing possession/association without possessive pronouns? I ...
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se nos casó Maria vs se casó nuestra Maria

Is there any difference in meaning between the following sentences? Se nos casó Maria. Se casó nuestra Maria. My understanding is that the pronoun "nos" indicates possession and there isn't any ...
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saber de memoria vs saberse

Is there any difference in meaning between "saberse" and "saber de memoria"? Which one is more usual? Example: Sé la tabla de multiplicar de memoria. Me sé la tabla de multiplicar. I'm aware that "...
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Se les puso nerviosa - meaning of "les" [duplicate]

What does exactly "les" means in "Se les puso nerviosa"? Did she get angry with them, while with them or are they just concerned with the fact that she got angry ?
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"Hago que alguien se duerma" vs "alguien me duerme"

Is there any difference between the two sentences below? No puedo hacer que el bebé se duerma. El bebé no me duerme.
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Se me quebró el lápiz - meaning of "se"

I read the following sentence in All about datives, or: What's that funny "le" or "me" doing in there? : Se me quebró el lápiz I understand that "me" is used to express ...
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Manejo de 'una' como indefinido

En el Diccionario Panhispánico de Dudas, se aclara que el pronombre indefinido uno puede ser usado por una mujer (...) si la mujer que habla no hace alusión directa a sí misma, sino que habla en ...
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¿Existen otras formas de referirse a uno mismo, aparte de "yo", registradas en el DLE?

Cuando me puse a estudiar japonés me llamó la atención la cantidad de formas que tienen para referirse a uno mismo: ore, boku, atashi, watashi, watakushi... todas significan yo pero cada una es ...
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Object pronoun placement

These are the rules that are common to object pronouns(direct/indirect) Can precede conjugated verbs. lo veo Can precede the verb or be attached to the infinitive when there is a conjugated verb ...
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Indirect object pronouns confusion

Le pegó un par de puñetazos que le hicieron sangre y le arrancó el aparato de las manos. (Source) This refers to a man and a woman fighting. How do I know who "le" refers to? Is it the woman or man?
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Are there any non-binary pronouns or neopronouns in Spanish?

Is there any existing or proposed third-person singular pronoun that, unlike "él" or "ella", does not necessarily specify the sex of the person referred to? (I understand that nobody wants to be ...
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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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If someone asks a question using “quién”, how can one shortly respond?

In English, if someone asks, for example Who is here? one can respond with an object pronoun, like “me”, “her”, “us”, etc. In Spanish, if someone asks ¿Quién está aquí? One can say “Yo estoy ...
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Question regarding Alguno vs Algunos

In an example given by Spanish Grammar Practice, it said: Algunos de mis amigos son estudiantes. However, in a practice question which I tried to complete, I wrote ¿Quieres algunos de esos ...
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Why is the direct pronoun NOT attached to the infinitive in "Vendería mi camioneta pero nadie la quiere comprar"?

In the following sentence why is the direct pronoun "la" not attached to the end of the infinitive "comprar"? Vendería mi camioneta pero nadie la quiere comprar. (found on the SpanishDict site)
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Can someone explain the construction of 'siempre lo arruina todo'?

What purpose is served by 'lo' in the sentence: Siempre lo arruina todo | She always ruins everything I'm not understanding the construction of this sentence. The 'lo' seems to be redundant.
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Why is the "me" used in "Me explotó una bomba a pocos metros de la cabeza"? [duplicate]

In the following sentence from a Duolingo podcast why is "me explotó" used? Me explotó una bomba a pocos metros de la cabeza. A bomb exploded a few metres from my head Why is the "me" needed?
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The use of ustedes instead of vosotros when in Spain [duplicate]

I have close Spanish friends who use "vosotros" when addressing me and my husband. As I speak Mexican Spanish, I never learned this form of "you-all" and use "ustedes" instead. Is this impolite? Do my ...
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Excepciones de verbos a pronombres enclíticos

He leído recientemente acerca de los pronombres enclíticos, pero me quedan un par de dudas, cuya respuesta no he podido encontrar. La primera es ¿todos los verbos aceptan pronombre enclítico? En ...
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function of "nos" in "El fin de semana nos vamos al campo." [duplicate]

I want to ask a question about the function of the word nos. From previous experience in German, I know that different elements of a sentence can take different "cases" or "dresses" depending on its ...
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direct object pronouns with "esto" as the subject

The sentence I'm reading is: "Esto nunca podré superarlo" My confusion is concerning the "lo" after "superar". Why is it that the "lo" is needed when it is clear we're talking about "this" (esto)? ...
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¿Cuál de las formas es la correcta: "Dividir la torta entre Juan y yo" o "dividir la torta entre Juan y mí"?

¿Cuál es la manera correcta de decir esa frase? I want to split the cake between me and Juan. ¿Sería entre Juan y mí o entre Juan y yo ?
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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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