Spanish pronouns (Imperative-Affirmative) – Spanish lesson 303


More on Spanish pronouns


Today I will show you how we use some Spanish pronouns in Imperative. The kind of pronouns we will learn are those we use in phrases like: give me, tell them, lend her, take us; and also give it to me, tell it to them, lend it to her, take it to us, etc.

The rule is: Convert the verb into the Imperative, and then add the proper Spanish pronoun at the end.

Lets work with the Spanish verb “dar”:

If you are talking to one person (you – singular)

  • dame – give me
  • date – give yourself
  • dale – give him/her
  • danos – give us
  • daos – give yourselves (Spain)
  • dense – give yourselves (Latin America)
  • dales – give them
  • dámelo/a/os/as – give it/them to me
  • dátelo/a/os/as – give it/them to yourself
  • dáselo/a/os/as – give it/them to him/her
  • dánoslo/a/os/as – give it/them to us
  • dáoslo/a/os/as – give it/them to yourselves (Spain)
  • dénselo/a/os/as  – give it/them to yourselves (Latin America)
  • dáselo/a/os/as – give it/them to them

If you are talking to more than one person (you – plural):

  • denme – give me
  • denos – give us
  • dense – give yourselves
  • denles – give them
  • dénmelo/a/os/as – give it/them to me
  • dénoslo/a/os/as – give it/them to us
  • dénselo/a/os/as – give it/them to yourselves
  • dénselo/a/os/as – give it/them to them

In all the cases seen above, the “da” and “de” at the beginning of each word corresponds to the verb “dar” in the Imperative Mood. What follows is the proper Spanish pronoun or pronouns:

  • me, te, le, nos, os, se (for the right person or subject)
  • lo, la, los, las (for the object it is referred to, depending on whether it is masculine-singular, masculine-plural, feminine-singular or feminine-plural)

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  1. ¿what?

    ¡¡¡Gustar no es reflexivo!!!
    Claro que puede ser reflexivo y entonces conjugase así:
    Yo me gusto
    Tú te gustas
    Él se gusta
    Nosotros nos gustamos (recíproco)

    Pero normalmente Gustar se conjuga con los pronombres indirectos:
    A mí me gusta / gustan
    A ti te gusta el cine / gustan las películas
    A él/ella/ usted le gusta / gustan

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