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"Oneself" is a pronoun which is often translated as "uno mismo", and "herself" is a pronoun which is often translated as "ella misma". Learn more about the difference between "oneself" and "herself" below.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (emphatic)
a. uno mismo (masculine) (third person singular)
It's far better to rely on oneself, than to depend on others.Es mucho mejor depender de uno mismo, en lugar de depender de otros.
b. una misma (feminine) (third person singular)
There is nothing more satisfying than learning to make repairs oneself.No hay nada más satisfactorio que aprender a hacer reparaciones una misma.
2. (reflexive)
a. se (third person singular)
It is of the utmost importance to know how to conduct oneself in these types of settings.Es de suma importancia saber cómo conducirse en estos tipos de ámbitos.
3. (after a preposition)
a. sí mismo (masculine) (third person singular)
It isn't always easy to talk about oneself with strangers.No siempre es fácil hablar de sí mismo con desconocidos.
b. sí misma (feminine) (third person singular)
It's important to be patient with oneself as a first time mother.Es importante ser paciente con una misma como madre primeriza.
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A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (emphatic)
a. ella misma
She baked the cake herself.Ella misma horneó el pastel.
b. sí misma (after preposition)
Did mom buy this for me? - No, she bought it for herself.¿Mamá compró esto para mí? - No, lo compró para sí misma.
2. (reflexive)
a. se
It was hard for her to dress herself after breaking her arm.Le fue difícil vestirse después de romper el brazo.
3. (normal self)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Julia has not been herself since she came back from Paris.Julia ha cambiado desde que volvió de París.
She hasn't been herself all week.Ella no ha sido la de siempre la semana entera.
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