How to distinguish when to use direct pronouns and when indirect?
A direct object pronoun is a pronoun that refers to a direct object. For example: Yo compro un regalo = yo lo compro. (I buy it), Ella hace los deberes = Ella los hace (She does them)
An indirect object pronoun is a pronoun that refers to an indirect object. For example: Yo compré un regalo a mi madre = Yo le compré un regalo (I bought her a present), Él dijo unas palabras a sus hijos = Él les dijo unas palabras (He said some words to them)
Generally you ask the verb "what/who?" and that gives you the direct object and you ask the verb "for whom, to whom?" and that gives you the indirect object.
Here is a bit of information about these pronouns:
direct object pronouns
indirect object pronouns
I hope it helps
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