A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (some person)
a. alguien
Someone's at the door.Alguien está en la puerta.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
2. (an important person)
a. el alguien
(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).
If you want to be someone, you have to work at it.Si quieres ser alguien, tienes que esforzarte.
b. todo un personaje
I used to be someone in this town. Now nobody remembers me.Antes era todo un personaje en este pueblo. Ahora nadie se acuerda de mí.
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someone [ˈsʌmwʌn]
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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