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"Ello" is a pronoun which is often translated as "it", and "él" is a pronoun which is often translated as "he". Learn more about the difference between "ello" and "él" below.
ello(
eh
-
yoh
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (neutral)
a. it
Estoy cansada, pero no por ello voy a rendirme.I'm tired, but I'm not going to give up because of it.
Si quieres algo, lucha por ello. If you want something, fight for it.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
2. (psychology)
a. id
El ello es uno de tres componentes en el modelo freudiano de la psique. The id is one of three major components in the Freudian model of the psyche.
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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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