Unit 5: Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns /Los pronombres de objeto directo e indirecto

Unit 5: Los pronombres de objeto directo e indirecto



  1. To define the vocabulary of nouns related to  the classroom, the home, clothing
  2. To describe four vignettes and rearrange them in various logical structures.
  3. To analyze the comic strip  and examine the references to pronouns in order to understand noun replacement.
  4. To apply the information in the comic strip to ask for ingredients to make a recipe.


PACE Activity

A.Presentation:  View the images.  


Lazy Student asks for help
Four vignettes: In the first drawing,  one person asks “Dame el periódico, por favor.” A second person answers: “Aquí lo tienes.” In the second drawing, the same person asks; “Dame las palomitas, por favor.” The giving person answers: “Aquí las tienes.” In the third vignette, the receiving person asks: “Dame el lápiz y la goma.” The giving person says: “Aquí los tienes.” Finally, the receiving person states: “Un sinónimo de frijol.” The giving person answers: “Gandul como tú.”


What do you think happens first, second, finally?

Explain in Spanish by writing one or two sentences about each vignette. Read the comic strip.

¿Qué  pasa primero?   ¿Qué pasa después?  ¿Qué pasa luego?  ¿Qué pasa finalmente?




Las palomitas

El periodico

El frijol






B. Attention to the form: 

Read the comic strip and find the pronouns:






C. Co-Construction: 

What do these pronouns mean?   Which nouns do they replace?   Can you fill in the table?   Ask the verb “What?”   The Direct object pronouns answer this question.

Ask the verb “To Whom? The Indirect object pronouns answer this question.

What is the verb?  “Da” the informal command of the verb “dar” =  to give.

To give what? To Whom?

A table of direct and indirect objects meant to be examined for translation, noun replacement, and the pronoun plus the verb.
Pronoun:  Direct Object or Indirect Object Translation Replaces which noun? Pronoun + Verb Translation
me to me person sitting Dame (notice Structure for Commands: Verb + Pronoun ) Give to me

Do you remember all of the Direct Object Pronouns? and the Indirect Object Pronouns?

Another table of direct and indirect objects for both English and Spanish.
Direct Object Pronouns


Direct Object Pronouns


Indirect Object Pronouns


Indirect Object Pronouns


me to me
you to you
her/him to her/to him
us to us
you (group) to you (group)
them to them


D. Extension:

Now,   you are asking your classmate for items that are on the desk.

Give me the eraser, please.  Give me the notebook, please.  Give me the pens, please.  Give me the backpack, please. Give me the papers, please.

Then,   can your classmate answer: “I give it to you”, “I give them to you”

What does the expression “Dame” remind you of?  Do you remember the poem by Gabriela Mistral?  What does the person ask for in the poem?


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