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"Ellos" is a pronoun which is often translated as "they", and "traducir" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to translate". Learn more about the difference between "ellos" and "traducir" below.
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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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to convert into another language)
a. to translate
Este libro ha sido traducido a seis idiomas.This book has been translated into six languages.
2. (to convey)
a. to express
La obra traduce los sentimientos que experimenté.The work expresses the feelings I experienced.
A reflexive verb is a verb that indicates that the subject performs an action on itself (e.g. Miguel se lava.).
3. (to become; used with "en")
a. to turn into
Sus esfuerzos no se tradujeron en resultados.Their efforts didn't turn into results.
b. to translate into
El éxito no siempre se traduce en riqueza.Success doesn't always translate into wealth.
c. to result in
La situación financiera actual fácilmente se podría traducir en más pérdidas de trabajo.The current financial situation could easily translate into further job losses.
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