she
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she(
shi
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (subject)
a. ella
She was the one who called the police.Ella fue la que llamó a la policía.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (indicating sex)
a. la niña
(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).
(human)
Have you found out the sex of the baby? - It's a she.¿Ya saben el sexo del bebé? - Es una niña.
b. la nena
(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).
(human)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
We'll be happy whether the baby's a he or a she.Estaremos felices aunque el bebé sea nene o nena.
c. la hembra
(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).
(animal)
We have a new puppy; it's a she.Tenemos un cachorro nuevo, es una hembra.
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she
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (general)
a. ella
2. (usually omitted in spanish, except for contrast)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
she's Scottishes escocesa
SHE hasn't got it!¡ella no lo tiene!
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
it's a shees hembra
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she [ʃiː]
pronoun:personal
1 (emphatic, to avoid ambiguity) ella
Note that subject pronouns are used less in Spanish than in English - mainly for emphasis, to avoid ambiguity and in comparisons.
we went to the cinema but she didn't nosotros fuimos al cine pero ella no; it's she who ... es ella quien ...; you've got more money than she has tienes más dinero que ella
Don't translate the subject pronoun when not emphasizing or clarifying:
she's very nice es muy maja; she's a teacher es profesora
2
she who wishes to ... quien desee ...; la que desee ...
noun
it's a she (animal) es hembra; (baby) es una niña
modifier
she-bear (n) osa (f)
she-cat (n) gata (f)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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