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"Anybody" is a pronoun which is often translated as "alguien", and "anyone" is a pronoun which is often translated as "cualquiera". Learn more about the difference between "anybody" and "anyone" below.
anybody(
ehn
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i
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buh
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di
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
pronoun
1. (indeterminate person)
a. alguien
Does anybody want to go to the beach with me?¿Alguien me quiere acompañar a la playa?
b. nadie (in negative phrases)
I don't see anybody in there.No veo a nadie ahí dentro.
2. (no matter who)
a. cualquiera
Anybody who thinks that was a good performance needs their head examined.Cualquiera que cree que fue una buena actuación necesita que le examinen el cerebro.
3. (person of importance)
a. gente importante (noun)
Miguel knows everybody who is anybody at the yacht club.Miguel conoce a toda la gente importante en el club de yates.
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anyone(
eh
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ni
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wuhn
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
pronoun
1. (no matter who)
a. cualquiera
Anyone who wants to apply for the position must have a PhD.Cualquiera que quiera postularse para el puesto debe tener el doctorado.
2. (in negative clauses)
a. nadie
I didn't want anyone to interrupt me during the meeting.No quería que nadie me interrumpiera durante la reunión.
3. (in questions)
a. alguien
Is anyone going to go to the Halloween party?¿Alguien va a ir a la fiesta de Halloween?
4. (any person)
a. alguien
If anyone wants a free ticket, feel free to send me an e-mail.Si alguien quiere una entrada gratis, que me mande un correo electrónico.
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