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"Uds." is an abbreviation which is often translated as "you", and "ellos" is a pronoun which is often translated as "they". Learn more about the difference between "Uds." and "ellos" 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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ellos(
eh
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yohs
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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)
¿Ellos van a venir a cenar?Are they coming to dinner?
b. them (after prepositions)
Si confías en ellos, dales las llaves.If you trust them, give them the keys.
c. them (in comparisons)
Mi hermano y yo somos tan altos como ellos.My brother and I are as tall as them.
d. theirs (after "de" to show possession)
Esta ropa es de ellos.These clothes are theirs.
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