When used as a reflexive pronoun, direct and indirect, herself is generally translated by si, which is always placed before the verb: she's enjoying herself = si sta divertendo; she's cut herself = si è tagliata. - When used as an emphatic to stress the corresponding personal pronoun, the translation is lei stessa or anche lei: she herself did not know = lei stessa non lo sapeva; she's a stranger here herself = anche lei è forestiera da queste parti. - When used after a preposition, herself is translated by sé or se stessa: she can be proud of herself = può essere fiera di sé/se stessa. - (All) by herself is translated by da sola, which means alone and/or without help. - For particular usages see below.
- 2(emphatic)(lei) stessa(after preposition)she, Sheila herself said that…for herselflei stessa, Sheila stessa ha detto che…per lei (stessa)
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Grammar and usage help for Italian:
- Italian Grammar Notes for English speakers translating into Italian 17: MIGHT1
- Italian Grammar Notes for English speakers translating into Italian 10: HER
- Italian Grammar Notes for English speakers translating into Italian 11: HIS
- Italian Grammar Notes for English speakers translating into Italian 12: IN
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