Friday, March 26, 2010

Indirect Object Pronouns

An indirect object pronoun tells to whom or for whom an action is done.

Indirect object pronouns are used to replace an indirect object noun.

-me (to/for) me
-te (to/for) you (familiar)
-le (to/for) him, her, you (formal)

-nos (to/for) us
-os (to/for) you (familiar)
-les (to/for) them, you

Since le and les have more than one meaning, you can make the meaning clear by adding a+ name, noun or pronoun.

Like direct object pronouns and reflexive pronouns, indirect object pronouns are placed right before the verb or attatched to the infinitive.

-Juan me compra un regalo.
(John buys me a gift.)
-Ella le escribe una carta.
(She writes him a letter.)