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02 Indirect Objects

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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Vocabulario:

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):

  • abrir – 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
  • podrán – 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
    • será – 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
  • sí­ – 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

7 Responses

  1. 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.

    Gracios

  2. 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!!!
    -Kate

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Butt
    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.

  6. Hi! I was wondering what the difference was between indirect and direct objects? It doesn’t really make sense to me since they seem to be the same thing. Thanks!

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