Replacing nouns with pronouns in Spanish is exactly
the same thing we do in English.
We do this all the time in English. Remember, just because you are doing this in Spanish, the concept does not change.
Here are some example in English so you will see how this works and make it easier to understand.
First person examples.
(My name is Brian)
Brian = I
Brian and Mark = we
Brian and Sue = we
Second person examples. - Used from my point of view
as if I am talking to YOU.
(Your name is Viviana)
Viviana = you
You and Mark = you
You and Sue = you
Third person examples. - Used from my point of view
as if I am talking about the following people.
Mike = he
Sue = she
Mark and Sue = they
Mark and Bob = they
Sue and Anne = they
The key is to memorize your pronouns in Spanish.
Make sure you remember the difference between tú, vosotros/as, usted, and ustedes. (In Spanish, you have the formal and informal "you".)
Then you will have masculine and feminine pronouns as well.
Important - When you replace a noun with a pronoun, these take place from "your" point of view.
- Any time you are included - I or We
- When you are talking directly TO another person or a group - you
- When you are talking ABOUT another person or group of people - he, she, they