the word order is quite strict. In general it is: subject
- verb - object. I go to school. He eats my
steak. We have fun. It
is rather unusual or even poetic to say
I go. My steak
he eats. Fun we
In Spanish the word order is not
that strict and constructions where the object is in
the beginning of the sentence are quite common. If such
a construction with a leading object is used the personal
pronoun of the object must be repeated before the verb.
personal pronouns with leading direct and indirect
casasno lasva a comprar
houses he will not buy them.
Esta comidano lava a comer
This food he will not eat it.
A este hombre no le voy a dar nada.
I do not give him anything.
In English the pronoun (in the example
them, it, anything) are redundant. In Spanish you just
can't "forget" to repeat the pronouns. That
would be false.
no va a comprar nunca.
Las casas no lasva a comprar
El libro leo. (The
book I read = I read the book)
El libro lo leo.
(The book I read it = I read
El zumo de naranja
orange juice you drink = You drink the orange
El zumo de naranjalobebes.
(The orange juice you drink it = You drink
the orange juice)