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 mí. -> 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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