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Personal Pronouns Part 1


Personal pronouns are words that replace nouns or names in sentences. When speaking or writing, If we are posssitive or sure of the person or thing that we are referring  we can use pronouns to substitute this names or substantives and make the sentence in the conversation or statement more interesting and less monotone. It is common used to simplify or shorten the term or the sentence that we use.

Personal pronouns are classified as: Subject, direct object, indirect object and reflexive pronouns among others.

In this article with intend to explain the usage of each one of them.

Subject Pronouns

Subject is the most important member in a sentence. The subject in a sentence is the person or thing that does the action and therefore, the verb must be conjugated in concordance with this part of the sentence.

The subject pronouns are:

Singular          plural

Yo                nosotros

Tú                vosotros

Usted             ustedes

Él                     ellos

Ella                  ellas

These pronouns normally occupy the main or first part of the sentence and the verb will be next conjugated in concordance with this person. In Spanish unlike any other language, we can omit some pronouns. Normally those verbs that only have one conjugation. For instance, yo, tú, nosotros, vosotros. These pronouns could be ¨dropped¨ from the sentence because the fact of only seeing the conjugation of the verb will show us what person or pronouns we´re referring to.

Example: (yo)Hablo español.  () Estudias inglés.

Direct object pronouns

These pronouns replace the names or substantive of people or things that normally occupy the final position of the sentence. In this case, direct object pronouns, is where the action goes.

The direct object pronouns are:

Singular                Plural

Me                      nos

Te                      os

Lo,la                   los,las

Lo                      los

La                      las

Unlike the subject pronouns, the direct object pronouns should always be used, which means that we can never omit them.


Pedro lava las ventanas            Él las lava.


Stay tuned for the next installment we´re going to bring more on this topic.