Using double pronouns with El Imperativo

When an imperative in Spanish has two pronouns there is a specific order: first the indirect object pronoun (me, te, le, nos, os, les) and then the direct object pronoun (lo, la, las, los). These move after and combine with the verb to become a single word.

Have a look at these examples:

Prepara la carne para él. -> Prepárasela.Prepare the meat for him. -> Prepare it for him.

Cortad el cesped para . -> Cortádmelo.Cut the grass for me. -> Cut it for me.

Escribid la carta a nosotros. -> Escribídnosla.Write the letter to us. -> Write it to us

Pide las cervezas para ellos. -> Pídeselas.Order the beers for them.-> Order them for them.

Comprad caramelos para vosotros. -> Compráoslos.Buy sweets for you. -> Buy them for you.

Firmen el documento para ella. -> Fírmenselo.Sign the document for her. -> Sign it for her.

Arregla la falda para ti. -> Arréglatela.Mend the skirt for you. -> Mend it for you.


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Firmen el documento para ella. -> Fírmenselo.Sign the document for her. -> Sign it for her.
Dámelo ahora mismo.Give it to me straight away.
Escribid la carta a nosotros. -> Escribídnosla.Write the letter to us. -> Write it to us
Pónselo en la mesa.Put it on the table for him/her/them.
Pide las cervezas para ellos. -> Pídeselas.Order the beers for them.-> Order them for them.
Comprad caramelos para vosotros. -> Compráoslos.Buy sweets for you. -> Buy them for you.
Cortad el cesped para . -> Cortádmelo.Cut the grass for me. -> Cut it for me.
Arregla la falda para ti. -> Arréglatela.Mend the skirt for you. -> Mend it for you.
Prepara la carne para él. -> Prepárasela.Prepare the meat for him. -> Prepare it for him.
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