A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (emphatic)
a. él mismo
He repaired the car himself.Reparó el coche él mismo.
b. sí mismo (after preposition)
I think he's very capable of finding a job by himself.Yo le creo muy capaz de encontrar un trabajo por sí mismo.
2. (reflexive)
a. se
He has to learn to dress himself.Tiene que aprender a vestirse.
3. (normal self)
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
He hasn't been himself since the accident.No se encuentra bien desde el accidente.
Your father has not been himself lately.En estos últimos tiempos, tu padre ya no es el de siempre.
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A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (reflexive)
a. se
he hurt himselfse hizo daño
2. (emphatic)
a. él mismo
he did all the work himselfhizo todo el trabajo él (mismo)
he told me himselfme lo dijo él mismo
he's not himself todayhoy está un poco raro
3. (after preposition)
a. él
he lives by himselfvive solo
he bought it for himselfse lo compró para él
he talks to himselfhabla solo
himself [hɪmˈself]
1 (reflexive) se
he washed himself se lavó
2 (emphatic) él mismo; (after prep) sí (mismo)
he did it himself lo hizo él mismo; he went himself fue él mismo; fue en persona; he talked mainly about himself habló principalmente de sí mismo; he said to himself dijo entre or para sí
3 (phrases)
he came by himself vino solo
he did it by himself lo hizo él solo
he's not himself no se encuentra nada bien
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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