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American English: /hi/
British English: /hiː/

Translation of he in Spanish:


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.
  • 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]
    quien vacila …
    could I speak to Steve, please? — this is he (US)
    ¿podría hablar con Steve, por favor? — habla con él
    I'm as tall as he is or [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.


  • [colloquial]it's a he
    (of baby) es niño
    es varón (esp Latin America)
    (of animal) es macho
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