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--Direct Object Pronouns--

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-me, te, (lo, la)

-nos, os, (los, las)
Direct Object Pronouns are

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-the first recipient of the action of the verb.

-Direct Object Pronouns are placed before a conjugated verb and after the word "no" when it appears.
Third Person Direct Object Pronouns are used

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-only when the direct object noun has already been mentioned.
Examples of Direct Object Pronouns

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¿El libro? Diego no lo necesita.
(This book? Diego doesn't need it.)

Donde están el libro y el periódico? Los necesito ahora.
(Where are the book and the newspaper? I need them now.)

Ellos me ayudan.
(They're helping me.)
Direct Object Pronouns may be attached to an

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-infinitive or a present participle
Examples of DOPs attached to an infinitive or present participle

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Las tengo que leer.
Tengo que leerlas.
(I have to read them.)

Lo estoy comiendo.
Estoy comiéndolo.
(I am eating it.)
Other examples

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Generalmente me despierto a las ocho. La radio me despierta.
(Generally, I wake up at 8. The radio wakes me.)

En un restaurante, el camarero nos sienta.
(In a restaurant, the waiter seats us.)
The direct object pronoun "Lo" can refer to

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-actions, situations, or ideas in general.

-When used in this way, "lo" expresses the English "it" or "that"