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"Enseñar" is a transitive verb which is often translated as "to teach", and "ellas" is a pronoun which is often translated as "they". Learn more about the difference between "enseñar" and "ellas" below.
enseñar(
ehn
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seh
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nyahr
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to educate)
a. to teach
Mi padre me enseñó a pescar.My father taught me how to fish.
2. (to allow to view)
a. to show
Ana me enseñó su casa nueva.Ana showed me her new house.
3. (to give as an example)
a. to teach
Perder su trabajo le enseñó a ser más trabajador.Losing his job taught him to be more hardworking.
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ellas(
eh
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yahs
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (third person plural)
a. they (subject)
Ellas son las que querían montar la barbacoa.They are the ones who wanted to put on the barbecue.
b. them (object; after preposition)
Me refería a ellas, las que están sentadas allá.I was referring to them, the ones sitting over there.
Díselo a ellas.Tell it to them.
c. theirs (possessive)
No toques ese pastel. Es de ellas.Don't touch that cake. It's theirs.
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