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"El" is a definite article which is often translated as "the", and "sus amigos" is a phrase which is often translated as "his friends". Learn more about the difference between "el" and "sus amigos" below.
el(
ehl
)
A definite article is a word that identifies a noun as as specific or known to the speaker (e.g. the girl).
1. (general)
a. the
El gato está en el tejado.The cat is on the roof.
El teléfono estaba encima de la mesa.The telephone was on top of the table.
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sus amigos(
soos
 
ah
-
mee
-
gohs
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (males and females; third person singular)
a. his friends
Pedro presentó a su nueva novia a sus amigos.Pedro introduced his new girlfriend to his friends.
b. her friends
Lucía sale los viernes con sus amigos.Lucia goes out every Friday with her friends.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(males and females; second person singular)
a. your friends
¿Qué tal se lleva usted con sus amigos?How do you get along with your friends?
3. (only males; third person singular)
a. his male friends (masculine)
Luis invitó a todos sus amigos a su despedida de soltero.Luis invited all his friends to his stag party.
b. her male friends (feminine)
Lupe no pudo invitar a sus amigos a su despedida de soltera.Lupe couldn't invite her male friends to her bachelorette party.
4.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(only males; second person singular)
a. your male friends
¿Qué tipo de actividades realiza con sus amigos y cuáles con sus amigas?What kind of activities do you do with your male friends and which do you do with your female friends?
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