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"Anybody" is a pronoun which is often translated as "alguien", and "someone" is a pronoun which is also often translated as "alguien". Learn more about the difference between "anybody" and "someone" 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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someone(
suhm
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wuhn
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
pronoun
1. (some person)
a. alguien
Someone's at the door.Alguien está en la puerta.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
2. (an important person)
a. el alguien
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
If you want to be someone, you have to work at it.Si quieres ser alguien, tienes que esforzarte.
b. todo un personaje
I used to be someone in this town. Now nobody remembers me.Antes era todo un personaje en este pueblo. Ahora nadie se acuerda de mí.
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