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direct and indirect object

when do we use direct and indirect object in spanish?

2 years ago

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Generally, the direct object is acted upon by the verb and the indirect object receives the action. For example, in "I give him the ball.", "him" is the indirect object and "the ball" is the direct object. In Spanish, "Yo le doy la bola.".
http://www.studyspanish.com/lessons/dopro1.htm

http://www.studyspanish.com/lessons/iopro1.htm

http://www.studyspanish.com/lessons/iodopro.htm

2 years ago

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I second the studyspanish.com and spanishhour.com as good supplementary sources to duolingo, especially with respect to explaining grammar.

2 years ago

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I suggest you move this discussion to the "Spanish from English" forum. It's currently in the general forum.

2 years ago

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Yes, just click on edit and change the topic.

2 years ago

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dops and ions are kind of confusing when it comes to spanish, since they are so similar. to keep it simple, if you are to say "yes, i have it." you would say "si, lo tengo." (lo vs la as masculine vs feminine). as most websites explain it, iop answers 'to whom' and dop are the basic spanish pronouns. iop example: "do you have the passport?" followed by "si, lo tengo." the 'lo' (or la) is the indirect object pronoun. an easy way to remember this is that the iop does not directly address the object of the matter, but it does talk about it indirectly. hope this helped and didn't confuse you more!

2 years ago

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the 'ions' int he first sentence is supposed to say iops, sorry.

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This would be a great lesson to add to the Spanish Duolingo. For example, the question given would be: He buys the car. And the user would select from an array of worded buttons to select: Lo compra

This concept is a big hangup for English speakers transitioning to Spanish or Portuguese, and affects our ability to comprehend "who" is doing "what" in realtime conversation. Being able to drill this in the Spanish and Portuguese Duolingo trees would be very beneficial.

Two cents

2 years ago