Usage note
This word may be capitalized in sense 1).
1. (letter) 
a. la l (F) 
The word "London" beings with an l.La palabra "Londres" empieza con una l.
b. la ele (F) 
Is there an l in "talk"?¿Hay una ele en "talk"?
2. (liter) 
a. l 
Shopping list: 1 l milk, 100 g ham, 5 apples.Lista de compras: 1 l leche, 100 g jamón, 5 manzanas.
1. (letter) 
a. la L, l (F) 
2. (aut) (United Kingdom) 
a. no direct translation 
L-plateplaca de la “L”
(letter) L; l (f)
L for Lucy L de Lorenzo
1 (in maps etc) lake
2 (Aut) learner
L-plate (Britain) placa (f) de la L de conductor en prácticas; (de conductor en prácticas)
note See culture box in entry driving.
3 (garment size) large
4 left izq.; izq.o
5 litre(s) l
6 (Ling) Latin


1. (third person plural; indirect object) 
a. them 
Les dije que ibamos a ir al cine.I told them we were going to go to the movies.
b. to them 
Les devolví los libros ayer.I gave the books back to them yesterday.
2. (third person plural; direct object) (Spain) 
a. them 
Vi a unos niños haciendo fuego en un solar. - ¿Puedes describirles?I saw some boys light a fire in a vacant lot. - Can you describe them?
3. (second person plural; indirect object) (Latin America) 
a. you 
¡Hola, niños! ¿Qué les trajo Papá Noel?Hi, kids! What did Santa bring you?
b. to you 
Ya les di a ustedes los boletos ayer.I already gave the tickets to you yesterday.
4. (formal) (second person plural; direct object) (Spain) 
a. you 
Alicia irá con ustedes para familiarizarles con nuestras instalaciones.Alicia will accompany you to familiarize you with our facilities.
pronoun personal plural
se is used instead of les when it is used as an indirect object pronoun before lo, la, los, las (se lo dije I said it to them; dáselo give it to them).
1. (complemento indirecto) (to) them (ellos); (to) you (ustedes)
  • les expliqué el motivo I explained the reason to them
  • les tengo miedo I'm afraid of them
  • ya les dije lo que pasaría I told you what would happen (a ustedes)
2. (complemento directo) them (ellos) (peninsular Spanish); you (ustedes)
personal pronoun
1 (directo) (a ellos, ellas) them; (a ustedes) you
2 (indirecto) (a ellos, ellas) (to) them; (a ustedes) (to) you
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