itself

itself(
iht
-
sehlf
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
pronoun
1. (reflexive)
a. se
History always seems to repeat itself.La historia siempre se parece repetir.
2. (emphatic)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
Click here to go to the website itself.Haga clic aquí para dirigirse al sitio web en sí.
My aunt is generosity itself.Mi tía es la generosidad personificada.
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itself
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
pronoun
1. (reflexive)
a. se
the dog hurt itselfel perro se hizo daño
2. (emphatic)
a.
this method is simplicity itselfeste método es la sencillez misma
the town itself isn't very interestingla ciudad en sí (misma) no es muy interesante
3. (after preposition)
a.
by/in itselfpor/en sí mismo(a)
itself [ɪtˈself]
pronoun
1 (reflexive) se;
skin renews itself every 28 days la piel se renueva cada 28 días
2 (emphatic)
Christmas itself was an anticlimax las Navidades mismas fueron una decepción; he is always politeness itself siempre es la cortesía personificada; the door closed by itself la puerta se cerró sola; I loved him more than life itself lo quería más que a mi propia vida; that was an achievement in itself eso fue un triunfo de por sí
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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