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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Dado "... existe un tipo de sordera (...). Se *le* conoce como X", ¿podríamos decir "se *lo* conoce"?

He visto esta cita: En Costa Rica existe un tipo de sordera única en el mundo. Se le conoce como la “Sordera de los Monge”. Me pregunto si es posible escribir la segunda oración así: Se lo ...
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Use of "a" with age (numbers) like in "llegar a los cuarenta"

I am drowning in pronouns here. Can someone help me see the grammar behind the use of the "a los" in the sentence below? Gracias, Juan, pero cuando una mujer llega a los cuarenta, comienza a tener ...
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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 we say "preparó unos polvos que... les hacían llorar" and not "los hacían llorar"?

I have come across this sentence in my textbook and I do not understand the choice of using the indirect pronoun. Could you explain it to me? preparó unos polvos que se les metían a los niños en ...
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Pronoun agreement

New Spanish learner here. When translating "The dog is ours", I came up with "El perro es nuestros". Can someone please explain why it is incorrect? The correct answer is "El perro es ...
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Why is the object pronoun *lo* (it) used in these sentences?

I was speaking to a Spanish native on Speaky and she used the following sentences Es loco lo sé. It's crazy I know. Eso lo supe en la universidad. I knew that at University. This use is confusing to ...
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The proper use of le as the indirect pronoun

In my previous question, I posted the following sentence. Juan la lava las manos. Juan washes her hands.(he washes someone else's hand) I understand why this is wrong, "Juan la lava" means ...
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What do "se" and "le" refer to in the following example?

I am confused by the highlighted "se" and "le" in the following sentence: El director de Reddit Steve Huffman admitió en 2016 haber editado personalmente algunos de sus comentarios, en los que se ...
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Is it grammatically incorrect to use possessive pronouns with body parts? [duplicate]

When dealing with body parts, we use the definite article as in the following: Juan se lava las manos. Juan washes his hands. Juan la lava las manos. Juan washes her hands.(he washes someone ...
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How would I translate the following into Spanish that seem the require an impersonal "se" and the reflexive pronoun "se"?

One cannot see himself/herself in the dark. When only the reflexive se is being used. the sentence. no se puede ver en la oscuridad means he/she cannot see himself/herself in the dark When only ...
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What is the difference between "algo" and "alguna cosa"?

What is the difference between "algo" and "alguna cosa", since they both mean "something"? How do you know which one to use? ¿Estás mirando algo en la tele? Are you watching something on TV? ¿...
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¿Qué es lo correcto, "Dejar de verte" o "Dejarte de ver"?

Un uso posible de la frase sería: Es muy difícil que quiera dejarte de ver.
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How do you use Alguno and its other forms correctly?

NOTE: When I refer to Alguno I'm referring to all of its forms. The Pronoun Alguno means - one, some, someone(or similar meanings) And The Adjective Alguno means - a, some(or similar meanings) 1....
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Gender of objective pronouns and demonstratives with no explicit object

Do the words lo, la, los, las (objective pronouns) and este, esta, estos, estas, ese, esa, esos, esas (demonstratives) only have to agree with gender when the word is actually used? What if the ...
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Why is the tú after the verb in "Prepara tú el café"?

In the sentence, "Prepara tú el café, yo los voy sirviendo" why is the tú after the verb?
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Is the use of two "que" in a row sanctioned by the RAE?

I just came across this sentence. Notice the two "que" in the beginning: Y es que que la lengua obligue constantemente a escoger palabras y terminaciones que conllevan un género social que no se ...
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Is this use of 'la' in "sus compañeras 'la' ensuciaban las trenzas" correct?

On the DELE (Diplomas de Español como Lengua Extanjera) some years ago this (simplfied) sentence was given: Estaba cansado de las quejas de su hija porque sus compañeras ____ ensuciaban las puntas ...
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Why are verbs with Usted conjugated the same way as with El and Ella? [duplicate]

This is probably a question just for linguists. Is there a reason why verbs with Usted are conjugated the same way as with El and Ella? A historical reason maybe?
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Why “os” and not “vos”?

The direct and indirect object pronoun in the first person plural is nos, obviously related to nosotros. Why is, then, the second person plural os, since vos would make more sense in order to ...
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Which pronoun do I use?

I'm trying to get used to using pronouns when I speak/write Spanish. I'm trying to change the sentence "Without the internet, we would be lost." to "Without it, we would be lost." Is it ...
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¿Es más correcto decir "Nos lo pasamos muy bien" o "Nos la pasamos muy bien"?

Hay muchos resultados en Google para ambas búsquedas. No sé cual es correcto: la o lo.
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When should I use pronouns? [duplicate]

Apologies if this has been asked before! I know French fairly well and pronouns are mandatory. However, in Spanish, pronouns are dropped quite often. Is there a rule of thumb for this? E.g. are ...
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«Quiero que te dejes querer»: ¿a quién?

I’m addicted to you Porque es un vicio tu piel Baby I’m addicted to you Quiero que te dejes querer — Shakira, “I’m Addicted to You,” Sale el Sol Esta letra me confunde. Tengo entendido que el ...
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"Lo" leading whatever that's not a noun?

I'm seeing expressions like te lo digo (I tell you) and lo sé (I know). However I'm not quite sure about the usage of lo here. I well know about its usage in lo que, but what about these: Lo + ...
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Pronoun placement in "La Compuerta Número 12" [duplicate]

In "La Compuerta Número 12" by Baldomero Lillo some pronouns are placed on the end of the verb rather than before it. Why aren't the pronouns placed before the verb? Is it an older style and if so ...
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How to avoid using adjective+pronoun construction

In a question and answer some time ago about the salutation Estimados todos there was general agreement that it is incorrect to use an adjective to qualify a pronoun although the usage might be ...
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¿Qué es un dativo? ¿Cuántos hay? ¿Cuál es su diferencia con los pronombres reflexivos?

He visto ejemplos donde frases como "me viene la película" o "no se lo digas a nadie" tienen el pronombre "se" como dativo, lo que no entiendo es qué diferencia a un dativo de un reflexivo.
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¿A qué hace referencia "lo" en "lo flipo"?

Según el DLE, y eliminando las acepciones referentes a drogas: flipar Del ingl. to flip [out] 'perder el control bajo los efectos de las drogas', 'volverse loco'. intr. coloq. Esp. ...
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¿Cómo deberían ajustarse los pronombres de manera adecuada en el verso "... y sobre yo mi sombrero"?

Galerón llanero es una canción popular del oriente colombiano que en una de sus estrofas dice: Sobre los llanos la palma, sobre la palma los cielos, sobre mi caballo yo y sobre yo mi sombrero. En el ...
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Why is "te" needed in these sentences? [duplicate]

I was wondering why the pronoun te is needed in these sentences: No te preocupes. (meaning "don't worry") My confusion here comes from the fact that preocupar is already conjugated to tú form. ...
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Origen de la cortesía de poner "yo" al final

Hemos investigado ya en otra pregunta que poner "yo" al final de una enumeración es solo cuestión de cortesía y no de lingüística: Por razones de cortesía, es costumbre colocarlo en último lugar ...
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Implicit vs explicit subject verb agreement - how do Spanish speakers avoid ambiguity?

One of my pet peeves in English is when a speaker does NOT clear up ambiguity when using pronouns. For example: Mary and Elizabeth went to the store. She bought an apple. In the above sentence, it ...
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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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Why is "lo" required in "lo intento"?

In these sentences: lo intento I try lo siento I am sorry I do not understand why there is a "lo" here? As I under it lo is a direct pronoun for the third person singular. However ...
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The use of "se le" in "A su muerte, pidió que **se le** enterrara en secreto."

I believe that the sentence "A su muerte, pidió que se le enterrara en secreto" can be translated as "At his death, he asked that he be buried in secret." I also believe that se ... enterrara is a ...
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How do you specify/emphasize gender with third person reflexive verbs?

Primero mi pregunta en español: ¿Cómo se especifica/destaca género con verbos reflexivos en la tercera persona? Details in English: I recently came upon a sentence that went something like She ...
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¿Cómo conjugo verbos con el pronombre indefinido "One"?

Español En inglés, algunas personas usan el pronombre indefinido "One" (uno). Véase la versión en inglés de la pregunta para ejemplos. Normalmente, se usa esta palabra cuando quiere uno ser formal ...
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Help to analyze the ”pronombre relativo" in the sentence

Question What do the pronombres relativos refer to in the sentence and what are the clues? Also please help to correct the translation. Sentence Al interpretar las obras, en muchos casos es ...
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¿Qué tipo de palabra es "todos" en la oración "Nosotros todos hemos estado estudiando"?

He leído que "todos" puede ser considerado determinante, pronombre indefinido y que a veces tiene "valor adverbial". ¿Qué tipo de palabra es todos en estas oraciones? Nosotros ...
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'Le' vs. 'lo': how big of a deal is it to confuse the two?

How egregious of an error is it to use 'lo' instead of 'le' or vice-versa (for example, saying 'yo le veo' instead of 'yo lo veo')? In other words, is this more notable of an error than using the ...
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¿Es incorrecto usar "los" en lugar de "os" o "les"?

En la pregunta ¿Qué significa "os"? se dan un par de ejemplos en que en lugar de "os" se puede usar "les", pero nunca se habla de "los", que es como habitualmente usamos en donde vivo. ¿Es incorrecto ...
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In "Ella les cocina a ustedes" why is "les" used when "ustedes" is used later on?

Given this sentence: Ella les cocina a ustedes Why is "les" used when "ustedes" is used later on? Is this not redundant? Why would "ustedes" be used further on if "les" is already in use?
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¿Es correcta la fórmula "estimados todos"?

Últimamente veo mucho usar la fórmula Estimados todos: en los encabezados de algunas cartas. ¿Es correcta dicha fórmula? En principio, lo sería si "todos" se usara como sustantivo, pero los ...
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¿Significan lo mismo "sí mismo" y "uno mismo"?

Paseando por un centro comercial hoy me he encontrado con la siguiente frase motivacional: La confianza en sí mismo es el primer secreto del éxito. La verdad es que la frase me sonó un poco ...
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El pronombre de objeto indirecto en la oración “yo busco un trabajo para mí” ¿es obligatorio u opcional?

La oración Yo busco un trabajo para mí ¿ha de seguir las mismas reglas que Yo me busco un trabajo a mí o se puede usar sin pronombre átono? Y si la respuesta es sí ¿qué diferencia hay al ...
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El pronombre de objeto directo en la oración "yo te llamo a ti" es obligatorio u opcional?

La oración Yo te llamo a ti ¿sería también correcta como Yo llamo a ti sin "te"? ¿Por qué?
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Why isn't "cómo se dice" "cómo dices"?

"Cómo se dice __", meaning "how do you say __", is confusing me. Why is there se? Why is dice in él/ella/usted (3rd) form if "cómo se dice" means "how do you say __"? Why isn't it "cómo dices"?
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Why, in "mis padres se llaman __", do you need "se"?

I know there's another question about "se", but I don't understand the answer or know which of the scenarios described refers to this one. While learning Spanish, I'm supposed to know the sentence ...
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Translation of "Contact us" - what is the difference between "Contacta con nosotras" and "Contacte con nosotros"?

I am learning Spanish and I am confused by the translation of "Contact us". What is the difference between "Contacta con nosotras" and "Contacte con nosotros"? And If I use Google Translate, it is "...
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Direct/Indirect Object Pronoun OS

I know that, when it comes to the present progressive form, the direct object pronoun can be put either before the first verb or attached to the present participle (with the added accent), such as: ...

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