Using lo, la, los, las = him, her, it, them (direct object pronouns)

La, las, lo and los are pronouns: they replace a noun (thing or person) used as the direct object in the sentence.

 
Have a look at these sentences:

¿Está viendo la última película de Almodóvar? Sí, la está viendo.Is he watching the last Almodóvar movie? -Yes, he's watching it.

¿Terminan el trabajo hoy? - Sí, lo terminan hoy.Are they finishing the job today? - Yes, they are finishing it today.

¿Sabes dónde están mis gafas? Las dejo en la mesa todos los días.Do you know where my glasses are? I leave them on the table every day.

¿Puedes comprar plátanos? Sí, los compro ahora.Can you buy bananas? Yes, I'm buying them now.

Note that the direct object pronoun agrees in gender and number with the noun it is replacing: 

  Masculine

Feminine

Singular 

lo 
him/it

la
her/it

Plural

los
them

las
them


The direct object pronoun is placed in front of the conjugated verb.

See also Using le and les = [to] it,him, her, them (indirect object pronouns)

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Examples and resources

¿Puedes comprar plátanos? Sí, los compro ahora.Can you buy bananas? Yes, I'm buying them now.
¿Está viendo la última película de Almodóvar? Sí, la está viendo.Is he watching the last Almodóvar movie? -Yes, he's watching it.
¿Terminan el trabajo hoy? - Sí, lo terminan hoy.Are they finishing the job today? - Yes, they are finishing it today.
¿Sabes dónde están mis gafas? Las dejo en la mesa todos los días.Do you know where my glasses are? I leave them on the table every day.
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