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Nikol-N

Nikol-N

I am confused about the word "Lo" - sometimes is seems to mean "I" and sometimes "it". Can someone clarify this form me?
Robert-C7

Robert-C7

Yo is the pronoun that means I. Lo is a direct object pronoun for 'it'. Consider the sentence "I am eating an apple" - "estoy comiendo una manzana". We can omit "an apple" and replace it with 'it'. The sentences become "I am eating it" - "la estoy comiendo". Note that lo/la needs to match the masculine/feminine aspect of the noun that it is replacing.
Ava Dawn

Ava Dawn

Lo is one of those words that doesn't always have a clear definition — and it can function in at least three different ways, as a subject pronoun, object pronoun or definite article. When you run across the word in a sentence and don't know what it means, you often need to figure out first how it is being used. I can copy some of the examples if you like.
Ava Dawn

Ava Dawn

I just memorized them until I got the definitions of what subject pronouns, object pronouns and definite articles are. Thanks for using the forum. Rocket Spanish will eventually explain them in one of the lessons.
Dan-H24

Dan-H24

And if all of that isn't complicated enough, a few lessons ago I encountered lo added in front of que in some instances. When to use lo and when lo que is needed is really unclear to me. I am going to have to go back over that lesson again.
ricardo-rich

ricardo-rich

Hola Dan, "Lo que and lo cual translate as 'which' when the antecedent is a statement, a situation, or an idea instead of s specific noun. Lo que also translates 'what' when the antecedent is not expressed." Él se puso a gritar, lo cual(que) me sorprendió mucho.He began to shout which really surprised me. No sé lo que van a hacer ahora.I don't know what they are going to do now. This is an explanation from the book "¡Búscalo!". I figured this would be clearer than my trying to explain it. Hope this helps. Saludos, Ricardo

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