In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(pl of he, she, it)ellosellaswho are they? — ¿quiénes son?
- they didn't come — no vinieron
- they're the ones who should apologize — son ellos los que / quienes deberían disculparse
- None of the staff had previously met me in person so I knew they would not recognise me.
- Two teams battle for laughs and points as they make up scenes, games and songs on the spot.
- It's made them so much more confident and they are much more sociable than they were.
- The festival will be the first and only time they will have played together since they split up.
- The hairs on the back of your neck prick up at the mere mention of the word, don't they?
- Your joints will then be examined to see if they are swollen and to find out how easily they move.
- The officers were said to be embarrassed when they realised a mistake had been made.
- Shoppers can now get help if they have a problem with goods or services bought on holiday.
- It was the second time they had seen a man convicted of killing one of their relatives.
- I've never had a friend get so mad with me that they turn off their phone and don't turn it back on for two days.
- One reason why the new rules are so radical is that they sweep away all the previous ones.
- If they stay together for the next few years they are going to be worth gold dust.
- After their return they groomed their horses and were due to turn them out into a paddock.
- He would love it if they could get back together as a couple over the festive season.
- When an artist and a scientist got together they came up with a unique take on fashion.
- At one point they spent three hours crammed into a train of one carriage without water.
- Once they have been emptied, the sacks are not sent to landfill sites or thrown away.
- I mentioned one time that my washer was broken and they sent me the money to get a new one.
- The pieces are tied together less by logic or plot than they are by emotional links.
- Both events might be thought of as forms of eclipse, which is why they merit mention.
- I mentioned this to someone at work today and they looked at me as if I were a space alien.
- They want to stay together and it seems such a shame that they may have to split up.
- Fans say they are still waiting to hear from the club, which is in talks with promoters.
2(indefinite person or persons)someone called, but they didn't leave a message — llamó una persona, pero no dejó recado
- they've dug up the road — han levantado la calle
3(people)they say he's a millionaire — dicen / se dice que es millonario
- …, as they say — …, como dicen
Although ellos and ellas are given as translations of they, they are in practice used only for emphasis, or to avoid ambiguity: they went to the theater fueron al teatro; they did it ellos or ellas lo hicieron.
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