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"Oneself" is a pronoun which is often translated as "uno mismo", and "himself" is a pronoun which is often translated as "él mismo". Learn more about the difference between "oneself" and "himself" below.
oneself(
wuhn
-
sehlf
)
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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himself(
hihm
-
sehlf
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (emphatic)
a. él mismo
He repaired the car himself.Reparó el coche él mismo.
b. sí mismo (after preposition)
I think he's very capable of finding a job by himself.Yo le creo muy capaz de encontrar un trabajo por sí mismo.
2. (reflexive)
a. se
He has to learn to dress himself.Tiene que aprender a vestirse.
3. (normal self)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He hasn't been himself since the accident.No se encuentra bien desde el accidente.
Your father has not been himself lately.En estos últimos tiempos, tu padre ya no es el de siempre.
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