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"For him" is a phrase which is often translated as "para él", and "his" is an adjective which is often translated as "su". Learn more about the difference between "for him" and "his" below.
for him
A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (intended for)
a. para él
This suit was made especially for him.Este traje fue hecho especialmente para él.
2. (in place of)
a. por él
He was sick on Thursday, so I did his work for him.Él estaba enfermo el jueves, por lo que hice su trabajo por él.
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his(
hihz
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (possessive)
a. su
He hates it when I borrow his computer.Odia que le tome prestada su computadora.
He loves to take care of his cats.Le encanta cuidar de sus gatos.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
2. (possessive)
a. el suyo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la suya
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My fries are crispy; I don't know about his.Mis patatas fritas están crujientes, no sé las suyas.
My son is younger than his.Mi hijo es más joven que el suyo.
b. el de él
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la de él
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
I have my suitcase, but the airline lost his.Yo tengo mi maleta, pero la aerolínea perdió la de él.
My kids are in kindergarten. His are in second grade.Mis hijos están en el kínder. Los de él están en el segundo grado.
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