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él(
ehl
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
pronoun
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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él, ella
pronoun personal
Usually omitted as a personal pronoun in Spanish except for emphasis or contrast.
1. he, (f) she (sujeto, predicado) (persona) ; it (animal, cosa)
  • mi hermana es ella she's the one who is my sister
2. (después de preposición) him, (f) her (complemento)
  • de él his
  • de ella hers
  • voy a ir de vacaciones con ella I'm going on holiday with her
  • díselo a ella tell it to her
  • este regalo es para él this present is for him
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él
1 (sujeto) (persona) he; (cosa, animal) it
¡es él! it's him!
2 (después de prep) (persona) him; (cosa, animal) it
esto es para él this is for him; vamos sin él let's go without him
3 (uso posesivo)
de él (persona) his; (cosa, animal) its; mis libros y los de él my books and his; todo eso es de él all that is his; all that belongs to him
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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