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  • 6.5 Spanish interrogative pronouns [0/3]
  • 6.6 Spanish relative pronouns [0/3]
  • 7 Adverbs in Spanish [0/18]
  • 8 Spanish prepositions
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  • 9.1 Present tense in Spanish (el presente) [0/3]
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  • 10 Difference between "ser" and "estar" in Spanish
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  • The word "Lo" has multiple uses.

    • Lo as neuter article
    • Lo as direct-object pronoun (it / him)
    • Lo + que / cual
    • Lo + de
    • Lo in common expressions

    Lo as neuter article

    Spanish has next to the femenine and masculine gender, a third gender, the neuter.

      Uses Sample sentences English translation
    lo + adjective quality or abstract idea Rafael siempre veo lo bueno de las cosas. Rafael always sees the bright side of things.
    lo + adjective / adverb + que Emphasizing the adjective or adverb Tu jefe se da cuenta de lo duro que trabajas.  Your boss realizes how hard you work.

    Lo as direct-object pronoun (it / him)

    Direct object pronouns can replace the direct object nouns in a sentence. 

    Neuter lo it abstract idea; unnamed activity; previous statement
    Masculine lo it, him what? whom?
    Feminine la it, her what? whom?

    Examples: 

    • No lo entiendo. (I don't understand it.)
    • No puedes hacerlo. (You can't do it.)
    • Hay mucha gente. No lo veo. (There are many people. I cannot see him / it.)

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    Lo + que / cual 

    These phrases serve as relative pronouns (that, what, that which). 

    Examples: 

    • Eres todo lo que necesito. (You are everything that I need.)
    • Intentaré hacer lo que es mejor para nosotros. (I will try to do what is better for us.)

    Lo + de 

    This phrase generally means "the matter concerning". 

    Example:

    El gobierno español fue informado sobre lo de Podemos. (The Spanish government was informed about the Podemos matter.)

    Lo in common expressions

    Expression English translation Sample sentences English translation
    a lo mejor probably Si mañana hace buen tiempo a lo mejor iré a nadar. I'll probably go swimming tomorrow if the weather is ok.
    a lo largo de throughout Los aviones aterrizan a lo largo de todo el día.  Airplanes are landing throughout the day.
    por lo menos at least José necesita perder por lo menos 5 kilos.  José needs  to lose at least 5 kilos.
    por lo tanto as a result, so Este hotel sale caro, por lo tanto, tenemos que buscar otro sitio.  This hotel is too expensive, so we have to look for another place.
    por lo general generally Por lo general, la gente de pueblo es muy tranquila.  Villagers are generally very quiet.
    por lo pronto for now Por lo pronto, tenemos bastante dinero.  For now we have enough money.
    por lo visto apparently Por lo visto, Juan no ha venido a la oficina hoy.  Juan hasn't apparently come to the office today.