Object Pronouns in Spanish
An object pronoun is a personal pronoun that is used instead of the name of a person or thing. Review the examples below that use object pronouns. You'll notice that in Spanish only "mí" and "ti" are different from the subject pronouns. The object pronouns in each example are bolded. Listen to each example, then repeat it out loud.
This is for me.
Esto es para mi.
That is for you
Eso es para ti.
It was given to her.
Se lo dio a ella.
Leave with him.
Salga con él.
It was made for you.
Fue hecho para usted.
He is coming with us.
Él viene con nosotros.
She is coming with us. (girls)
Ella viene con nosotras.
He is going with you. (plural)
Él va con ustedes.
He is going with you. (plural Spain)
Él va con vosotros.
He is going with you. (girls)
Él va con vosotras.
The hotel is for them.
El hotel es para ellos.
The party is for them. (girls)
La fiesta es para ellas.
Whenever the object pronoun ti is followed by con (with), the two words are combined to become contigo. Likewise, whenever mí is followed by con, the two words combine to form conmigo. Review and listen to the following examples, then repeat each out loud.
She is not going with you, she is going with them.
No va contigo, ella va con ellos.
For your security, come with me.
Para su seguridad, venga conmigo.
If you want to say "with him", "with her", "with you" (formal), "with all of you", or "with them", you can either use consigo if the pronoun refers to the subject of the sentence, or con plus the appropriate pronoun if it doesn't. Review the following examples. The first two examples demonstrate when the pronoun refers to the subject. The second set of examples demonstrate when the pronoun does not refer to the subject.
She took the phone with her.
Ella llevó el teléfono consigo.
Why didn't you take the car with you?
¿Por qué no llevó el coche consigo?
She lives with him.
Ella vive con él.
He doesn't want to speak with you.
Él no quiere hablar con usted.
There are six prepositions that are followed by subject pronouns instead of object pronouns. Listen to each preposition below, then repeat it out loud.
Read and listen to the following examples, then repeat each one out loud.
According to you, the car was very slow.
Según tú, el carro fue muy despacio.
Everyone eats meat, including me.
Todos comen carne, incluso yo.
Between you and me, this food is disgusting.
Entre tú y yo, esta comida es asquerosa.