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self

Pronunciation: /self/

Translation of self in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural selves)

  • 1 countable/numerable (person, personality) she puts her whole self into those paintings vuelca todo su ser en esos cuadros she's her old self again vuelve a ser la de antes you're not your usual cheerful self no estás tan alegre como de costumbre her better self su lado bueno the self [Philos] [Psychology/Psicología] el yo
    Example sentences
    • She'll more than likely be back to her old self before you know it - and she should appreciate that you've been so cool about it.
    • Each person brings into the school his or her unique self.
    • It's great to see that he is now fully recovered and back to his old self.
  • 2 (no plural/sin plural) (self-interest) she thinks only of self solo piensa en sí misma
    Example sentences
    • For the unscrupulous, office might give access to large profits or the manipulation of power in the interests of self, friends, or family.
    • Political stability can equally only be achieved when political parties place national interests above self.
    • For some it is the pursuit of money and possessions, but for others it could be the love of self or pleasure, the god of fashion, driving ambition, or something else that controls our thinking and actions.

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