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"Ella" is a pronoun which is often translated as "she", and "cómo es él" is a phrase which is often translated as "what is he like". Learn more about the difference between "ella" and "cómo es él" below.
ella(
eh
-
yah
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (third person singular)
a. she (subject)
Ella publicó un libro acerca de la epidemiología. She published a book about epidemiology.
b. her (object)
Voy a hablar con ella para ver si nos puede aconsejar.I'm going to talk to her and see if she can advise us.
c. it (things or animals)
Esa es mi casa. Detrás de ella hay un garaje.That's my house. Behind it, there's a garage.
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cómo es él(
koh
-
moh
 
ehs
 
ehl
)
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (in questions)
a. what is he like
Acabo de conocer al nuevo jefe. - ¿Y cómo es él?I have just met our new boss. - And what is he like?
2. (in indirect questions)
a. what he is like
No sé cómo es él, pero la mujer es preciosa.I don't know what he is like, but his wife is gorgeous.
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