por sí mismo
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por sí mismo(
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (third person singular)
a. by himself
Pedro construyó su casa por sí mismo.Pedro built his home by himself.
b. for himself
El paciente no puede hablar por sí mismo; se encuentra bajo el efecto de sedantes.The patient can't speak for himself; he's under the effect of sedatives.
c. by itself
Por sí mismo, el cambio de actitud de la comisión no significa nada.By itself, the committee's change of attitude means nothing.
d. for itself
Mi trabajo habla por sí mismo. No es necesario que yo lo defienda.My work speaks for itself. I don't need to defend it.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(second person singular)
a. by yourself
Debe tratar de alcanzar sus objetivos por sí mismo, sin ayuda.You must try to reach your goals by yourself, unaided.
b. for yourself
Creo que debería hablar por sí mismo. No estoy de acuerdo con su opinión.I think you should speak for yourself. I don't agree with your view.
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