ourselves
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ourselves(
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-
sehlvz
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (emphatic)
a. nosotros mismos (1st person plural masculine)
We tend to judge others by their behavior, and ourselves by our intentions.Tendemos a juzgar a los demás en función de su comportamiento, y a nosotros mismos por nuestras intenciones.
b. nosotras mismas (1st person plural feminine)
My friends and I like to bake our bread ourselves.A mis amigas y a mí nos gusta hornear el pan nosotras mismas.
2. (reflexive)
a. nos (1st person plural)
It was a wonderful party, and we really enjoyed ourselves.Fue una fiesta fantástica, y nos divertimos muchísimo.
We must not let ourselves be distracted from our primary objective.No debemos dejarnos distraer de nuestro objetivo principal.
3. (after a preposition)
a. nosotros (1st person plural masculine)
Let's just keep this between ourselves.Mantengamos esto entre nosotros.
b. nosotras (1st person plural feminine)
It's up to ourselves to make sure that the work gets done.De nosotras depende asegurarnos de que el trabajo se haga.
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ourselves
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (reflexive)
a. nos
we both hurt ourselveslos dos nos hicimos daño
2. (emphatic)
a. nosotros mismos or solos mpl, nosotras mismas or solas fpl
we did all the work ourselveshicimos todo el trabajo nosotros solos
we ourselves do not believe itnosotros mismos no nos lo creemos
3. (after preposition)
a. nosotros mpl, nosotras fpl
we shouldn't talk about ourselvesno deberíamos hablar sobre nosotros
we shouldn't fight among ourselvesno deberíamos pelearnos entre nosotros
we were all by ourselvesestábamos nosotros solos
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ourselves [ˌaʊəˈselvz]
pronoun:personal
1 (reflexive) nos
we couldn't see ourselves in the photo no podíamos vernos en la foto; we really enjoyed ourselves nos divertimos mucho
2 (emphatic) nosotrosasnosotras (mismosasmismas);as nosotras as mismas (after prep) nosotrosasnosotras (mismosasmismas);as nosotras as mismas
we built our garage ourselves nos construimos el garaje nosotros mismos; we went ourselves fuimos en persona; let's not talk about ourselves any more no hablemos más de nosotros (mismos); we said to ourselves nos dijimos
3 (phrases)
we were talking among ourselves hablábamos entre nosotros
by ourselves solosassolas;as solas
we prefer to be by ourselves preferimos estar solos; we did it (all) by ourselves lo hicimos nosotros mismos
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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Phrases with "ourselves"
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by ourselves
solos
we enjoyed ourselves
nos divertimos
we have to love ourselves a lot
tenemos que amarnos mucho
enjoy ourselves
divertirnos
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