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"Ud." is an abbreviation which is often translated as "you", and "él" is a pronoun which is often translated as "he". Learn more about the difference between "Ud." and "él" below.
Ud.(
ood
)
An abbreviation is the shortened form of a word or group of words (e.g. "UFO" = "unidentified flying object"; "p." = "page").
abbreviation
1.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(second person singular)
a. you
Si Ud. tiene cualquier pregunta, por favor, no dude en contactarse conmigo.If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me.
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él(
ehl
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (personal)
a. he (subject)
Él ha sido mi mejor amigo por 15 años.He has been my best friend for 15 years.
b. him (object)
Dale el libro a él.Give the book to him.
c. it (things or animals)
Ese insecto parece inocente pero todavía tengo miedo de él.That bug seems harmless but I still am afraid of it.
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