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"Uds." is an abbreviation which is often translated as "you", and "ellas" is a pronoun which is often translated as "they". Learn more about the difference between "Uds." and "ellas" below.
Uds.
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
Estimados señores: Como solicitaron Uds., anexo les envío el reporte final.Dear Sirs: As you requested, the final report is attached.
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ellas(
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A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (third person plural)
a. they (subject)
Ellas son las que querían montar la barbacoa.They are the ones who wanted to put on the barbecue.
b. them (object; after preposition)
Me refería a ellas, las que están sentadas allá.I was referring to them, the ones sitting over there.
Díselo a ellas.Tell it to them.
c. theirs (possessive)
No toques ese pastel. Es de ellas.Don't touch that cake. It's theirs.
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