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02 Indirect Objects

Posted by Señor Jordan on Jul 13, 2012 in -AR, -ER, -IR, grammar, imperfect, indirect objects, irregular, past tense, present, preterite, verbs, year 2 |

In this video lesson we’re going to be talking about Indirect Objects.  We use Indirect Objects to generally when something happens to someone or for someone.  In Spanish, the pronouns: me, te, le, nos, and les will be used to express this idea.


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sustantivos (nouns):
alguien – someone
*el caldo de pollo – chicken soup
el carro – the car
el centro – downtown
el club (nocturno) – the (night) club
el cuerpo – body
el cumpleaños – the birthday
el fin de semana – the weekend
el internet – the internet
el mundo – the world
el niño – the boy (child)
el país – the country
el refrigerador – the refrigerator
el restaurante – the restaurant
el sábado pasado – last Saturday
el señor – the gentlemen, the older man
el teléfono – telephone
el tiempo – time
ex-novia – ex-girlfriend
la casa – house
la comida – food
la esposa – the wife
la heladería – the ice cream store
la lista – the list
la maestra – the female teacher
la mamá – the mom
la mesa – the table
la novia – the girlfriend
la probabilidad – the probability / chance / likelihood
las cosas – things
las flores – the flowers
las maravillas – wonders
las mujeres – women
las personas – the people
las puertas – doors
la última vez – the last time
la verdad – the truth
los alumnos – the students
los amigos – friends
los besos – kisses
los continentes – the continents
los médicos – doctors
los mensajes de texto – text messages
los muchachos – the boys
los planes – the plans
nadie – no one
sí mismo – himself
una amiga – a female friend
una esposa – a wife
una isla – an island
una mentira – a lie
una nalga – a butt (cheek)
un gato – a cat
un medio hermano – a half-brother
un multimillonario – a billionare
un príncipe – a prince
un regalo – a present
un video  – a video
vocabulario – vocabulary

verbos (verbs):
– to open
    abre – s/he opens
ayudar – to help
bailar – to dance
    bailando – dancing
buscar – to search / to look for
cerrar – to close
    cierras – you close
comer – to eat
comprar – to buy
   ¿Lo compras? – You buy it?  Will you buy it?  Do you buy it?
    compra – s/he buys
contestar – to answer
    contestó – s/he answered
creer – to think; believe
   ¿(tú) crees? – do you believe [that]?
dar – to give
  da – s/he gives
    dimos – we gave
decir – to say; to tell
 digo – I say / I tell
 dijeron – they said / they told
     dijo = s/he said / s/he told
determinar – to determine
    determina – (command) Determine!
echarse a perder – to go bad / to spoil
enfermarse – to get sick
   te enfermas – you get sick
enseñar – to teach; to show
    enseña – s/he teaches
entender – to understand
   entiendes – you understand
estar – to be
   éramos – we were
   estaba – s/he was / it was
   estábamos – we were
   estoy – I am
gustar – to be pleasing
    le gusta – s/he likes
hablar – to talk
    habla – s/he talks
hacer – to do / to make
 están haciendo – they are making  / you all are making (right now)
hace preguntas – s/he asks questions
inventar – to invent
   inventó – s/he invented
ir – to go
    fuimos – we went
    va – s/he goes
    van – they go
lavar – to wash
leer – to read
  lee – (command) Read!
llevar – to take; carry
mandar – to send
   manda – s/he sends
mentir – to lie
necesitar – to need
   necesitas – you need
oler – to smell
    huele – it smells
parecer – to seem
   parecían – they seemed
pensar – to think
   pienso – i think
preguntar – to ask
   preguntó – s/he asked
poder – can; to be able
   podrían – they could be
 pueden – they can / you all can
   puedes – you can
poner – to put; to place
    pon – (command) Put!
    ponen una inyección – they give a shot
pusieron una inyección – they gave a shot
preparó – s/he prepared
revisar – to look over
revisa – (command) Look over!
querer – to want
   quiere – s/he wants
   quiero – I want
recordar – to remember
    recuerdas – you remember
regalar – to give a gift
    regalaron – they gave me a gift / you all gave me a gift
robar – to steal
   robaron – they robbed / they stole
salir – to go out; to leave
  salió – s/he left (came out)
ser – to be
   era – s/he was
   es – s/he is
   fue – s/he was / it was
   fueron – they were
   sería – it would be
   soy – I am
tender (a) – to tend to
    tiende (a) – s/he tends (to)
tener – to have
  tenía – s/he had
  teníamos – we had
    tienen – they have
venir – to come
 vino – s/he came
vivir – to live
  vive – s/he lives

otro (other):
a – to
algunos / algunas – some
alto / alta – tall
cada – each
con – with
¿cuál(es)? – which
cuando – when
de – of, from, about
desafortunadamente – unfortunately
¿dónde? – where?
en – in, on, at
enfrente de – in front of
ese / esa– that
éste – this
famoso / famosa – famous
gordo – fat
inteligente(s) – smart, intelligent
lo mismo – the same (thing)
lo que – what; that which
más – more
mi – my
mismo – same
mucho – a lot
muy – very
obviamente – obviously
para – for
para allá – over there
pequeño – small
pero – but
por favor – please
porque – because
que – that
¿qué? – what?
respetuoso – respectful
rico – delicious
– yes
si – if
siempre – always
sin ti – without you
sobre – about
su – his; her; their; your (formal); your (plural)
triste – sad
¿verdad? – right?
ya – already

*this is the more “Mexican” way to say chicken soup. “La sopa de pollo” would be a more common way

Related videos:

  1. Indirect Objects Song!
  2. Direct Objects (part 1)
  3. Direct Objects (part 2)
  4. Direct Objects (part 3)
  5. Present Tense: Gustar (all forms)
  6. Double Object Pronouns Explanation
  7. Double Object Pronouns Practice #1
  8. Double Object Pronouns Practice #2
  9. Double Object Pronouns Practice #3
  10. Double Object Pronouns Practice #4

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Aug 9, 2012 at 11:38 am

I really enjoy your work. It’s very helpful. But there is a verb which you use a lot whose full value escapes me….and that verb is poner. You use it in this video with “Pon pausa” and multiple times in Cuentos Interactivo (which I really really like) such as when Jamocita’s parents were deciding on his name. That verb confuses me!! Could you possibly do video(s) on verbs frequently used by spansih speakers and their wide range of uses.


Sra. Payne de Chavez
Apr 1, 2013 at 8:43 am

Hola, Sr. Jordan!!

I started teaching High School and Middle School Spanish in rural Ohio this year (a transition I made from a totally different career due to the local school’s need). I’ve found your videos very useful in my classroom and as a new teacher. Thank you so much for your hard work and contribution!!! I’ve got a lot to learn, and I just wanted to thank you.

Mil gracias!!!

Señora Baldwin
May 3, 2013 at 8:43 am

I want to thank you for your videos. I use them quite often in my classes, and they are also helpful for me to review concepts before I present them in class. I have a question for you, and I’m hoping you can help me explain a difficult concept to my students.
I taught a lesson on Direct Object pronouns today, and my students were quite confused when our curriculum said that a person could be a direct object. Here’s the example from the book.
Ex/ ¿Invitaste a sus amigas? to —- Sí, las invité.
I had a student say, couldn’t you do this?
¿Invitaste a sus amigos? to —–Sí, les invité.
Can you clarify? I appreciate your help!
Kind Regards,
Sra. Baldwin

Leah Stein
May 23, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Wow. Thanks for everything

Michael Chartrand
Jul 19, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Hola señor Jordán! Soy Canadiense pero yo vivo en El Salvador y estoy aprendiendo español. Your site is simply phenomenal… I use it prodigiously in my learning and have shared it with several colleagues. Outstanding… Well done! …Michael

Ted Pillinger
Jul 3, 2014 at 7:45 am

1. Push with head.
2. Object of ridicule (butt of joke).
3. Thick end of object.
4. Target end of rifle range.
5. Cask or water container.
It is difficult to get the Spanish to speak to us in Spanish when we are in Spain but (no pun) their English is so full of strange slang that they should try.



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