Spanish indirect object pronouns are used to replace the thing or person affected or benefited by an action. Since they are essential for your communication, this quiz will help you practice Spanish indirect object pronouns.
Here is what you’ve got to do. You’ve been given 10 incomplete sentences that contain an indirect object. Your job is to complete these sentences by choosing the correct answer from the list of options. Easy, right?
If you need help finding indirect objects or what pronouns you’re supposed to use, you can check my guide on Spanish indirect object pronouns.
Sophie ____ galletas a nosotros.
Sophie prepared us cookies.
- A les prepararó
- B nos preparar
- C nos preparó
A nosotros is the indirect object pronoun in this sentence. The pronoun nos is the correct word to replace this part of the sentence. The indirect object pronoun must be placed before the verb in sentences with a single verb.
¡Sara, ____ el teléfono a tu hermana (imperative)!
Sara, give your sister the phone!
- A darle
- B dale
- C le da
With affirmative commands, indirect object pronouns are always attached to the verb. In this case, we use le because ‘a tu hermana’ is the indirect object pronoun.
A Claudia ____ Tony.
Claudia likes Tony.
- A le gusta
- B le gustas
- C le gustan
Verbs like ‘gustar’ are always conjugated with indirect object pronouns. We use le, because “a Claudia” (third singular person) is the indirect object pronoun in this sentence because she is the one being affected by Tony.
Mis papás ______ por teléfono a mis abuelos.
My parents called my grandparents.
- A le hablaron
- B se hablaron
- C les hablaron
A mis abuelos is the indirect object pronoun in this sentence (who did my parents call?). Les is the indirect object pronoun used in this example.
Los repartidores ___ dieron este paquete a ti.
The delivery guys gave this package to you.
- A te
- B me
- C les
In this sentence, you’re the person being affected or benefiting from the action (receiving a package). As a result, te is the correct answer.
Charlie ____ esas flores a mí.
Charlie gave me those flowers.
- A regarlme
- B me regaló
- C le regaló
A mí is the indirect object in this sentence (to whom Charlie gave the flowers?). The indirect object pronoun is always placed before a conjugated verb in sentences with a single verb. So, in this case, me regaló is the correct answer.
Yo no ____ a mis hermanos.
I haven’t told my brothers.
- A les he dicho
- B he le dicho
- C he dicholes
Indirect object pronouns are always placed in front of haber in present perfect tenses. A mis hermanos is the indirect object pronoun in this sentence. As a result, we must use the pronoun les.
A nosotros _____ el chocolate.
We like chocolate.
- A nos gustan
- B gustarnos
- C nos gusta
Affective verbs always work with indirect object pronouns to express who is, in this case, liking something. Remember that the verb is conjugated based on the subject (the thing causing a feeling). As a result, nos gusta is the right answer.
Chicas, los chocolates _____ a ustedes.
Girls, the chocolates, I bought them for you.
- A le los compré
- B se los compré
- C les compré
With sentences with both third-person direct and indirect object, se must be used to replace le or les (like in this case). So, in this case, se los compré is the right answer.
Yo ___ las manos a la niña.
I wash the girl’s hands.
- A le lavo
- B se lavo
- C les lavo
In this sentence, la niña is the person being affected or benefited by my action (washing her hands). Since la niña is singular, we must use the indirect object pronoun le.
|Question||Answer Given||Correct Answer|
|Sophie ____ galletas a nosotros.|
|¡Sara, ____ el teléfono a tu hermana (imperative)!|
|A Claudia ____ Tony.|
|Mis papás ______ por teléfono a mis abuelos.|
|Los repartidores ___ dieron este paquete a ti.|
|Charlie ____ esas flores a mí.|
|Yo no ____ a mis hermanos.|
|A nosotros _____ el chocolate.|
|Chicas, los chocolates _____ a ustedes.|
|Yo ___ las manos a la niña.|