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Object Pronouns

I'm really stuck on object pronouns. I've got past lesson three but to be honest it feels like I was just lucky because I have no clue what I'm saying.

I used the tips and hints but they haven't helped. Could anyone possible explain them to me in a very simple way.

Thank you, much appreciated

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

this will help tremendously, start here...

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

Very basically: It boils down to the giver and the receiver of the action, and doing some reversal where you put the receiver of the action before the verb, and knowing how to use le lo me te. It actually will become fun, from once being a nightmare trust me

so some simple ones are:

She reads me a book - ella me lee un libro

I write her a letter - (yo) le escribo una carta

the verbs are conjugated to the "doer" of the action (ella lee - she reads)(yo escribo - I write), but the receiver of the action precedes the verb.

And don't do what I did - I somehow mixed up these concepts with a different topic (reflexive verbs) and totally screwed myself up, always getting me and se and le wrong wrong wrong. Once I sorted all that out using other resources it became clear with what to use when. Buena suerte.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CharmingTiger
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This guy is awesome! He knows what he's talking about, trust me. The only other thing I might add, Rebel, is that you basically just have to keep practicing this lesson over and over again until you get it 100%. Then work on the timed version...It took me a loong time to finally get through all twenty questions on Obj. Pronoun timed practice! This is definitely one of the hardest lessons in the entire Spanish tree, so no worries, it gets easier again! Think of this lesson as part of the foundation of a building. Once you have a good foundation, all you need to do is build up your vocabulary! Buena suerte mi amigo!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

Thanks ET :) - I am by no means any kind of expert at anything in spanish, but I have had some epiphanies and revelations that I love sharing, to help people avoid confusion and frustration that I experienced. My most recent being the concept of reflexive verbs. You are correct, finally "getting it" when it comes to Obj Pro's is one of those milestones in spanish for sure. Someone told me that once you know how to speak/write using OP format, it starts to make your spanish sound "real", and that is very true. Gracias amigo.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/roxyrenders

The reverse tree will give you much more practice as it seems the usage of object pronouns occurs frequently throughout most all of the lessons after the first few basic skills- much more practice than is available in the skills following the Object pronouns on the Spanish tree. The reverse tree has helped me a lot with these pronouns but I still make frequent mistakes. However- I waited until I was about 3/4 through my tree before starting the reverse course, so it might be a bit early for you yet. The reverse tree has been very beneficial for my learning but also quite frustrating.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

I couldn't agree more! I am in the reverse tree and since it thinks the user is a native spanish speaker it throws all sorts of the harder stuff at you right away, like Obj Prn, subjunctive, perfect tenses, etc. I am about 2/3 thru the reverse tree and I am enjoying it. Just reached Present Perfect today, and started crushing it. I might just use the Exonararse button since I am strong in this skill and there are 9 lessons.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/roxyrenders

Glad to hear the reverse tree is going so well for you. I am really enjoying it. I am currently up to Verbos: Gerundio and Deportes. I have been trying to spend more time reviewing previous lessons and not progressing too quickly through the new lessons. So far I haven't tried to test out of any skills because I really don't have a full mastery of a lot of the vocabulary.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/prineja

Lo siento! I recently realized I couldn't progress until I got this lesson down 100%, so I wrote the tips and hints in my notebook...twice, resolved to speak every sentence aloud - 3x - and it's getting better. I was just out mowing the lawn and thinking about what it means to structure sentences in this way... this is hard work, but so good.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vcel10
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If you have access, you may want to read a bunch of light and easy children's books. More exposure to the Spanish text, the better. With that said, I need to go SpanishDict, StudySpanish to practice object pronoun section myself.

4 years ago
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