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9.5: Introduction to Le di las maletas a su hijo

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  • An indirect object is someone or something that is affected by the action of a transitive verb, but is not the direct object. If I give the keys to my friend, the keys are the direct object (what do I give? The keys). My friend, then, is the indirect object (to whom do I give the keys? To my friend). We can use pronouns here as well: I give him the keys. In this section, we’ll start to learn about using indirect object pronouns in Spanish. Don’t panic, though. You’ve already seen this in action. Did you like the verb gustar? Me gusta esa palabra. That word (subject) is pleasing (verb) to me (indirect object pronoun!).

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