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A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (first person plural)
a. we (subject)
Nosotros vivimos en una casa con un gran jardín.We live in a house with a big garden.
b. us (object)
Nos dijeron que ya no van a jugar con nosotros porque siempre ganamos.They said they're not going to play with us anymore because we always win.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
2. (feminine) (first person plural)
a. we (subject)
Nosotras tenemos los mismos derechos que los demás accionistas y demandamos ser escuchados.We have the same rights as the other shareholders and we demand to be heard.
b. us (object)
¿Quieres venir al cine con nosotras?Do you want to come to the movies with us?
c. ourselves (used after a preposition or for emphasis)
Creo que es prudente que mantengamos este secreto entre nosotras por ahora.I think it's prudent for us to keep this secret between ourselves for now.
Si no nos quieren ayudar a construir el castillo de arena, no hay problema. Lo haremos nosotras. No necesitamos de su ayuda.If you don't want to help us build our sandcastle, it's fine. We'll do it ourselves. We don't need your help.
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nosotros, -as
personal pronoun
Usually omitted in Spanish except for emphasis or contrast.
1. (sujeto) we
  • ¿quién va primero? — nosotros, -as who's first? — we are
  • ellos están invitados, nosotros, -as no they're invited, but we're not o but not us
2. (predicado)
  • somos nosotros, -as it's us
  • sus hermanos somos nosotros, -as we are her brothers
3. (después de prep & complemento) us
  • vente a comer con nosotros, -as come and eat with us
  • lo arreglaremos entre nosotros, -as we'll sort it out among ourselves
  • de nosotros, -as ours (nuestro)
  • entre nosotros, -as between you and me, just between the two of us
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nosotrosas nosotras
1 (sujeto) we
nosotros no somos italianos we are not Italian; se lo podemos llevar nosotros mismos we can deliver it to you ourselves
2 (tras prep y conj) us
tu hermano vino con nosotros your brother came with us
between you and me
no irán sin nosotros they won't go without us; no pedimos nada para nosotros we ask nothing for ourselves; han jugado peor que nosotras they played worse than us
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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