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he

Pronunciation: /hiː; weak form i/

Translation of he in Spanish:

pronoun/pronombre

Although él is given as the main translation of he, it is in practice used only for emphasis, or to avoid ambiguity: he went to the theater fue al teatro she went to the theater, he went to the cinema ella fue al teatro y él fue al cine he did it él lo hizo.

  • él he's a painter/my brother es pintor/mi hermano he didn't say it, I did no fue él quien lo dijo, sino yo don't ask me, he's the expert no me preguntes a mí, el experto es él Ted Post? who's he? ¿Ted Post? ¿quién es Ted Post? he who hesitates [literary/literario] quien vacila … could I speak to Steve, please? — this is he (American English/inglés norteamericano) ¿podría hablar con Steve, por favor? — habla con él I'm as tall as he is o [formal] as tall as he soy tan alto como él
    Example sentences
    • Shane has a nice little punch, but he never hurt me with a solid shot.
    • If you let him get to you mentally, he's already won the race
    • Everything he's been involved in has become a fiasco.

noun/nombre

  • [colloquial/familiar] it's a he (of baby) es niño, es varón (especially Latin America/especialmente América Latina) (of animal) es macho

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