self

USAGE NOTE
This word must be preceded by the definite article in the sense shown in 2).
self(
sehlf
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (a person's nature or essential being)
a. el mismo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
, la misma
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
When Juana returned to the team, she got back to being her old self.Cuando Juana volvió al equipo, volvió a ser la misma de antes.
b. el lado
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Unfortunately, Greg didn't bring his better self to the meeting and it was a disaster.Por desgracia, Greg no mostró su lado bueno en la reunión y resultó un desastre.
c. el yo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
After divorcing her abusive husband, Abby went on a journey of discovery to find her true self.Tras divorciarse de su marido abusivo, Abby partió en un viaje de descubrimiento para encontrar a su verdadero yo.
d. el ser
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
She puts her whole self into it when she's playing the piano.Pone todo su ser cuando está tocando el piano.
2. (psychology)
a. el yo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Selfish people put the self ahead of any other thing.La gente egoísta antepone el yo a todo lo demás.
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self
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a.
he's quite his old self againha vuelto a ser él mismo
she is a shadow of her former selfno es ni sombra de lo que era
she was her usual cheerful selfse mostró alegre como siempre
2. (psychology)
a.
the selfel yo, el ser
self [self]
noun
selves (plural) unoauna mismoamisma (m) (f);a una a misma
the self el yo; my better self mi lado bueno; my former self el que era; my true self mi verdadero yo; he's quite his old self again vuelve a ser el que era; if your good self could possibly ... si usted tuviera la suprema amabilidad de ...; he thinks of nothing but self no piensa más que en sí mismo
I want to get in touch with my inner self she was her normal self again to thine own self be true
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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