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"Its" is an adjective which is often translated as "su", and "they" is a pronoun which is often translated as "ellos". Learn more about the difference between "its" and "they" below.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (possessive)
a. su (singular)
El camaleón puede cambiar su color.The chameleon can change its color.
b. sus (plural)
Un árbol pierde sus hojas en otoño.A tree loses its leaves in the fall.
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A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (subject)
a. ellos (masculine)
They work in the rail industry.Ellos trabajan en la industria ferroviaria.
b. ellas (feminine)
They are sisters.Ellas son hermanas.
2. (indefinite use)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
That's what they say!¡Eso es lo que se dice!
The lights in the sky never change, or so they thought.Las luces del cielo nunca cambian o eso pensaban.
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