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"Él" is a pronoun which is often translated as "he", and "ellas" is a pronoun which is often translated as "they". Learn more about the difference between "él" and "ellas" below.
él(
ehl
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (personal)
a. he (subject)
Él ha sido mi mejor amigo por 15 años.He has been my best friend for 15 years.
b. him (object)
Dale el libro a él.Give the book to him.
c. it (things or animals)
Ese insecto parece inocente pero todavía tengo miedo de él.That bug seems harmless but I still am afraid of it.
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ellas(
eh
-
yahs
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (third person plural)
a. they (subject)
Ellas son las que querían montar la barbacoa.They are the ones who wanted to put on the barbecue.
b. them (object; after preposition)
Me refería a ellas, las que están sentadas allá.I was referring to them, the ones sitting over there.
Díselo a ellas.Tell it to them.
c. theirs (possessive)
No toques ese pastel. Es de ellas.Don't touch that cake. It's theirs.
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