A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (indeterminate person)
a. alguien
Does anybody want to go to the beach with me?¿Alguien me quiere acompañar a la playa?
b. nadie (in negative phrases)
I don't see anybody in there.No veo a nadie ahí dentro.
2. (no matter who)
a. cualquiera
Anybody who thinks that was a good performance needs their head examined.Cualquiera que cree que fue una buena actuación necesita que le examinen el cerebro.
3. (person of importance)
a. gente importante (noun)
Miguel knows everybody who is anybody at the yacht club.Miguel conoce a toda la gente importante en el club de yates.
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A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (indeterminate)
a. alguien
would anybody like some more cake?¿quiere alguien más pastel?
does anybody mind if I close the window?¿les importa que cierre la ventana?
she'll know if anybody doessi alguien lo sabe es ella
2. (in negatives)
a. nadie
there isn't anybody hereaquí no hay nadie
there was hardly anybodyno había apenas nadie, apenas había nadie
3. (no matter who)
a. cualquiera
anybody will tell you socualquiera te lo dirá
bring along anybody you liketrae a quien quieras
anybody but her would have refusedcualquiera menos ella se habría negado
I don't want just anybody!¡no quiero a cualquiera!
4. (person with status)
he'll never be anybodynunca será nadie
anybody [ˈenɪbɒdɪ]
1 (in questions, conditional constructions) alguien
did you see anybody? ¿viste a alguien?; has anybody got a pen? ¿tiene alguien un bolígrafo?; is this anybody's seat? ¿es de alguien or alguno este asiento?; ¿está or hay alguien sentado aquí?
is there anybody else I can talk to? ¿hay alguien más con quien pueda hablar?
if anybody calls, I'm not in si llama alguien, no estoy
if anybody can do it, he can si alguien lo puede hacer, es él
2 (+ negative, implied negative) nadie
I can't see anybody no veo a nadie; she doesn't like anybody contradicting her no le gusta que nadie la contradiga
I didn't ask anybody else no se le pregunté a nadie más
hardly anybody came apenas vino nadie
there was hardly anybody there casi no había nadie
3 (no matter who) cualquiera
I need a volunteer, anybody will do necesito un voluntario, cualquier persona or cualquiera sirve; anybody will tell you the same cualquiera te diría lo mismo; todos te dirán lo mismo; anybody would have thought he had lost! cualquiera habría pensado que había perdido; it's anybody's race esta carrera la podría ganar cualquiera
it would have defeated anybody but Jane habría desanimado a cualquiera or a todos menos a Jane
anybody else would have laughed cualquier otro se hubiera reído
that's anybody's guess ¡quién sabe!
it's not available to just anybody no está a disposición de cualquier persona or cualquiera
I'm not going to marry just anybody yo no me caso con cualquiera; he's not just anybody, he's the boss no es cualquiera, es el jefe
bring anybody you like trae a quien quieras
anybody who or that wants to go back should go now si alguno quiere volver, que lo haga ahora
I'll shoot anybody who or that moves al primero que se mueva le disparo; anybody who or that invests in this todo el que invierta en esto
anybody with any sense would know that! ¡cualquiera con (algo de) sentido común sabría eso!
anybody would have said he was mad
4 (person of importance) alguien
you must work harder if you want to be anybody
she knows everybody who's anybody conoce a todo el mundo que es alguien or importante
everybody who is anybody is wearing Versace he isn't anybody in this town
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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