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British English: /ð(ə)mˈsɛlvz/
American English: /ðəmˈsɛlvz/
, /ðəmˈsɛlvz/
When used as a reflexive pronoun, direct and indirect, themselves is translated by se (or s' before a vowel or mute h). When used as an emphatic the translation is eux-mêmes in the masculine and elles-mêmes in the feminine: they did it themselves = ils l'ont fait eux-mêmes or elles l'ont fait elles-mêmes.After a preposition the translation is eux or elles or eux-mêmes or elles-mêmes: they bought the painting for themselves = ( masculine or mixed gender) ils ont acheté le tableau pour eux or pour eux-mêmes; ( feminine gender) elles ont acheté le tableau pour elles or pour elles-mêmes.

Translation of themselves in French:


  • 3 (after prep)
    eux/elles, eux-mêmes/elles-mêmes
    (all) by themselves
    tous seuls/toutes seules
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