In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
plural personal pronoun
1(como sujeto)they¿quién lo va a hacer? — ellos — who's going to do it? — they are
- ¿y ellas que hacen aquí? — what are they doing here?
- lo hicieron ellos mismos — they did it themselves
- fueron ellas — it was they
2(en comparaciones, con preposiciones)themthemllegamos antes que ellas — we arrived before them / before they did
- no eres tan alto como ellos — you aren't as tall as them / as they are
- ¿se lo dio a ellos? — did he give it to them?
- con/contra/para ellas — with/against/for them
- son de ellas/de ellos — they belong to them
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