Oject pronouns in espanol im stuck
Im stuck on object pronouns in espanol..wheres some help on here?
Well, what's the question? Object pronouns are like "me, you, him, her" as opposed to subject pronouns like "I, you, he, she." The clitic ones (which I assume are the problem) come before the verb, which is a bit unusual, but you get used to it.
The ones for I, you, and us are pretty simple: me, te, nos. They are the same for direct and indirect objects.
The ones for third person are also simple. The direct objects are "lo, la, los, las" which correspond to masculine-singular, feminine-singular, masculine-plural, feminine-plural. The indirect objects are just le and les, which are simply singular and plural.
As with English, you use an object pronoun when you omit the actual word. So "I gave it to you" would be "Te lo dí." (Or "Te la dí" if it was a feminine thing.)
I assume you guys know this much already?
I think you are right when you say - you get used to it. I think for me it is just all so new. I have never bothered to study a foreign language before now. It is all very new. I had to just keep repeating the lessons - and I wrote them all down when I was corrected to see the patterns. So, it is just a new thing to me. I spend several hours each day on Spanish - first thing in the morning and last thing before going to bed. I think it will eventually sink in for me - and in the meantime, I do appreciate the time you take Greg, to give thoughtful and helpful responses.
Thanks for providing this information. I don't have any particular problem with understanding what object pronouns are. After reading this and looking at my notes on 'Objects' I think that what is not clear to me is what the difference is between (in other words, recognising) direct objects and indirect objects.
I am totally stuck on Object Pronouns. I am trying so hard to learn Spanish but at the moment I feel I will never get out of this lesson. I will keep repeating until it sinks in, but I really do feel like a dummy. However, encouragement from the discussion forum is very much appreciated.
I find these also very hard to learn and am struggling a lot! For me it's double hard, since I'm not a native English speaker and don't learn from my mothertongue....
But probably you and I just have to keep repeating this topic over and over again until we get used to the patterns ;)
I'm glad others are finding this challenging! I have experienced confusion from the very start of 'Objects.' Some of the exercises are very helpful but others compounded my uncertainties and I found myself guessing answers. After reviewing the examples I had problems with I came to the conclusion I was having problems understanding what differentiated the rules for 'object pronouns' from some of those in 'Shopping 3' and 'Community 3.' Personally I suspect DuoLingo is using some unhelpful examples / questions to teach 'Objects.' Fortunately aa a former TEFL teacher I have grammar books I am going to refer back to!