Definición de they en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /T͟Hā/


[third person plural]
1Used to refer to two or more people or things previously mentioned or easily identified: the two men could get life sentences if they are convicted
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  • Both events might be thought of as forms of eclipse, which is why they merit mention.
  • Your joints will then be examined to see if they are swollen and to find out how easily they move.
  • The festival will be the first and only time they will have played together since they split up.
1.1People in general: the rest, as they say, is history
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  • Was Cleopatra as beautiful as they say?
  • Going Green isn't as easy as they say it is.
  • Why do they say that you can't drink the water there?
1.2 informal A group of people in authority regarded collectively: they cut my water off
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  • I only hope that they catch up with him, and put him behind bars where he truly belongs.
  • They should lock him up and throw away the key.
  • They should fine him.
2 [singular] Used to refer to a person of unspecified gender: ask someone if they could help
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  • 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.
  • I mentioned this to someone at work today and they looked at me as if I were a space alien.


1 The word they (with its counterparts them, their, and themselves) as a singular pronoun to refer to a person of unspecified gender has been used since at least the 16th century. In the late 20th century, as the traditional use of he to refer to a person of either sex came under scrutiny on the grounds of sexism, this use of they has become more common. It is now generally accepted in contexts where it follows an indefinite pronoun such as anyone, no one, someone, or a person: anyone can join if they are a resident; each to their own. In other contexts, coming after singular nouns, the use of they is now common, although less widely accepted, especially in formal contexts. Sentences such as ask a friend if they could help are still criticized for being ungrammatical. Nevertheless, in view of the growing acceptance of they and its obvious practical advantages, they is used in this dictionary in many cases where he would have been used formerly. See also he (usage) and she. 2 Don’t confuse their, they’re, and there. Their is a possessive pronoun: I like their new car. They’re is a contraction of ‘they are’: they’re parking the car. There is an adverb meaning ‘at that place’: park the car over there.


Middle English: from Old Norse their, nominative plural masculine of ; related to them and their, also to that and the.

Palabras que riman con they

affray, agley, aka, allay, Angers, A-OK, appellation contrôlée, array, assay, astray, au fait, auto-da-fé, away, aweigh, aye, bay, belay, betray, bey, Bombay, Bordet, boulevardier, bouquet, brae, bray, café au lait, Carné, cassoulet, Cathay, chassé, chevet, chez, chiné, clay, convey, Cray, crème brûlée, crudités, cuvée, cy-pres, day, decay, deejay, dégagé, distinguée, downplay, dray, Dufay, Dushanbe, eh, embay, engagé, essay, everyday, faraway, fay, fey, flay, fray, Frey, fromage frais, gainsay, Gaye, Genet, giclee, gilet, glissé, gray, grey, halfway, hay, heigh, hey, hooray, Hubei, Hué, hurray, inveigh, jay, jeunesse dorée, José, Kay, Kaye, Klee, Kray, Lae, lay, lei, Littré, Lough Neagh, lwei, Mae, maguey, Malay, Mallarmé, Mandalay, Marseilles, may, midday, midway, mislay, misplay, Monterrey, Na-Dene, nay, né, née, neigh, Ney, noway, obey, O'Dea, okay, olé, outlay, outplay, outstay, outweigh, oyez, part-way, pay, Pei, per se, pince-nez, play, portray, pray, prey, purvey, qua, Quai d'Orsay, Rae, rangé, ray, re, reflet, relevé, roman-à-clef, Santa Fé, say, sei, Shar Pei, shay, slay, sleigh, sley, spae, spay, Spey, splay, spray, stay, straightaway, straightway, strathspey, stray, Sui, survey, sway, Taipei, Tay, today, tokay, Torbay, Tournai, trait, tray, trey, two-way, ukiyo-e, underlay, way, waylay, Wei, weigh, wey, Whangarei, whey, yea

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