Note that this is a Europe focused lesson. Your active focus is Latin America.
Learn about the order of pronouns with El Imperativo
When an imperative in Spanish has two pronouns there is a specific order
: first the indirect object pronoun (me, te, le, nos, os, les
) and then the direct object pronoun (lo, la, las, los
). These are placed after and combine with the verb to become a single word.
Have a look at these examples:
Prepara la carne para él. → Prepárasela.Prepare the meat for him. → Prepare it for him.
Cortad el cesped para mí. → Cortádmelo.Cut the grass for me. → Cut it for me.
Escribid la carta a nosotros. → Escribídnosla.Write the letter to us. → Write it to us
Pide las cervezas para ellos. → Pídeselas.Order the beers for them. → Order them for them.
Comprad caramelos para vosotros. → Compráoslos.Buy sweets for yourselves. → Buy them for yourselves.
Firmen el documento para ella. → Fírmenselo.Sign the document for her. → Sign it for her.
Arregla la falda para ti. → Arréglatela.Mend the skirt for yourself. → Mend it for yourself.
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