A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (emphatic)
a. ella misma
She baked the cake herself.Ella misma horneó el pastel.
b. sí misma (after preposition)
Did mom buy this for me? - No, she bought it for herself.¿Mamá compró esto para mí? - No, lo compró para sí misma.
2. (reflexive)
a. se
It was hard for her to dress herself after breaking her arm.Le fue difícil vestirse después de romper el brazo.
3. (normal self)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Julia has not been herself since she came back from Paris.Julia ha cambiado desde que volvió de París.
She hasn't been herself all week.Ella no ha sido la de siempre la semana entera.
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A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (reflexive)
a. se
she hurt herselfse hizo daño
2. (emphatic)
a. ella misma
she did all the work herselfhizo todo el trabajo ella misma or ella sola
she told me herselfme lo dijo ella misma
she's not herself todayhoy está un poco rara
3. (after preposition)
a. ella
she lives by herselfvive sola
she bought it for herselfse lo compró para ella
she talks to herselfhabla sola
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herself [hɜːˈself]
1 (reflexive) se
she washed herself se lavó
2 (emphatic) ella misma; (after prep) sí (misma)
she did it herself lo hizo ella misma; she went herself fue ella misma or en persona; she talked mainly about herself habló principalmente de sí misma; she said to herself dijo entre or para sí
3 (phrases)
she came by herself vino sola
she did it by herself lo hizo ella sola
she's not herself no se encuentra nada bien
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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