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"Ellos" is a pronoun which is often translated as "they", and "preferir" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to prefer". Learn more about the difference between "ellos" and "preferir" below.
ellos(
eh
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yohs
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (third person plural)
a. they (subject)
¿Ellos van a venir a cenar?Are they coming to dinner?
b. them (after prepositions)
Si confías en ellos, dales las llaves.If you trust them, give them the keys.
c. them (in comparisons)
Mi hermano y yo somos tan altos como ellos.My brother and I are as tall as them.
d. theirs (after "de" to show possession)
Esta ropa es de ellos.These clothes are theirs.
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preferir(
preh
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feh
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reer
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to have a preference)
a. to prefer
¿Prefieres trabajar en grupo o solo?Do you prefer to work in a team or independently?
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