When an imperative in Spanish has two pronouns there is a specific order
: first the indirect object pronoun (me, te, le, nos, 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.
Corten la hierba para mí. → Córtenmela.Cut the grass for me. → Cut it for me.
Compren caramelos para ustedes. → Cómprenselos.Buy sweets for you. → Buy them for you.
Pide las cervezas para ellos. → Pídeselas.Order the beers for them. → Order them for them.
Reserva la mesa para ti. → Resérvatela.Book the table for yourself. → Mend it for yourself.
Póngaselo en la mesa.Put it on the table for him/her/them.
Escriban la carta a nosotros → Escríbannosla.Write the letter to us. → Write it to us
Dámelo ahora mismo.Give it to me straight away.
Firmen el documento para ella. → Fírmenselo.Sign the document for her. → Sign it for her.
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