what is the function of lo in tge first two examples?

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what is the function of lo in tge first two examples?

Asked 1 month ago
InmaKwiziq team member

Hola Emanuel, 

In sentence 1:

Espero que lo hayáis pasado fenomenal en Chile.

I hope that you had a great time in Chile.

we are using the expression "pasarlo bien" which means "to have a good time"; it is idiomatic as you can see, but if we translate it literally it'd be "to spend it well". That "it" would be the "lo".

Other example:

Lo pasé genial en su fiesta de cumpleaños.

I had a good time at his birthday party.

Also note that this "lo·" is "la" in some Latin American countries, e.g.

¿La pasaste bien?

In sentence 2:

Esperamos que lo hayas terminado a tiempo.

We hope that you have finished it on time.

here "lo" is a direct object pronoun refering to something masculine singular. They could be talking about a project or an exam... 

Esperamos que hayas terminado a tiempo tu proyecto/tu examen. -->>Esperamos que lo hayas terminado a tiempo.

I hope this clarified it for you.

Un saludo

Inma

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