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"Él" is a pronoun which is often translated as "he", and "que no" is a phrase which is often translated as "no". Learn more about the difference between "él" and "que no" 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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que no(
keh
 
noh
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to quote)
a. no
Cuando le pregunté a Juan si estaba cansado, dijo que no.When I asked Juan if he was feeling tired, he said no.
b.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Reconoció que no había estudiado derecho en su país.He admitted he hadn't studied law in his country.
El pronóstico dice que no va a llover.The weather forecast says it's not going to rain.
2. (used to specify)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
El hecho de que no haya inversiones dificulta el desarrollo del país.The fact that there are no investments hinders the development of the country.
El dolor de que no le hablara su hijo le costó la vida.The grief that her son would not talk to her took her life.
3. (used to emphasize)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
¿A que no sabes quién vino?Guess who's here!
No voy a ir. - ¿Cómo que no?I won't go. - How come!
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