Direct object pronouns in Spanish are used to replace a noun that receives the action in a sentence (direct object). Since they are key for your communication, this quiz will help you practice Spanish direct object pronouns.
Here is what you’ve got to do. You’ve been given 10 sentences containing a direct object. Your job is to rewrite these sentences with direct object pronouns. Since you’re rewriting the complete sentences, make sure to include punctuation. If you don’t remember how to find direct objects or what that direct object pronouns are, you can check my guide on Spanish direct object pronouns.
Samantha esperó a sus amigos. ➝
Samantha waited for her friends.
Spanish object pronouns must match the gender and number of the noun they’re replacing. In this case, the direct object is sus amigos, which is a plural masculine noun. As a result, the appropriate pronoun for this case is los.
Yo cerré la ventana. ➝
I closed the window.
La ventana is the direct object in this sentence. La is the Spanish direct object pronoun used to replace singular feminine nouns.
Ayer vi a tus primos. ➝
Yesterday, I saw your cousins at the airport.
In this example, the direct object pronoun is masculine and plural (tus primos). Therefore, los is the correct pronoun for this sentence. Remember that Spanish direct object pronouns are placed in front of a conjugated verb.
No he visto la película que me recomendaste. ➝
I haven’t seen the movie you recommend to me.
If we ask what I haven’t seen? The answer is the movie you recommended to me. Since “movie” is a singular feminine word, we must use la. With perfect tenses, direct object pronouns in Spanish are always placed before haber.
¿Cómo preparo pollo frito? ➝
How do I prepare fried chicken?
In this sentence, the direct object is ‘pollo frito’. Lo is the Spanish direct object pronoun we use as equivalent of ‘it’ when referring to singular masculine things.
Cierra la puerta ➝
Close the door!
With affirmative commands, Spanish direct object pronouns must always be attached to the verb. In this case, la is the appropriate direct object pronoun for la puerta.
Voy a cuidar al bebé. ➝
I’m going to take care of the baby.
With progressive tenses or verbal phrases (such as the near future), the direct object pronoun can be placed before the conjugated verb or attached to the infinitive or gerund.
¿Quién os invitó a vosotros? ➝
Who invited you guys?
If we ask who did they invite? The answer is a vosotros. The corresponding direct object pronoun for this person is ‘os’. So, you can simply delete ‘a vosotros’ to write a sentence with direct object pronouns.
No muevas el carro. ➝
Don’t move the car.
With negative commands, Spanish direct objects pronouns must be always placed before the conjugated verb. Lo is the appropriate pronoun to replace ‘el carro’.
¿Quién limpió los libros? ➝
Who cleaned the books?
Los libros is the direct object in this sentence. As a result, los is the direct object pronoun you should use when replacing plural masculine nouns.
|Question||Answer Given||Correct Answer|
|Samantha esperó a sus amigos. ➝ _____|
|Yo cerré la ventana. ➝ _____|
|Ayer vi a tus primos. ➝ _____|
|No he visto la película que me recomendaste. ➝ _____|
|¿Cómo preparo pollo frito? ➝ _____|
|Cierra la puerta ➝ _____|
|Voy a cuidar al bebé. ➝ _____|
|¿Quién os invitó a vosotros? ➝ _____|
|No muevas el carro. ➝ _____|
|¿Quién limpió los libros? ➝ _____|