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Translation of them in Spanish:


American English: /ðɛm/
, /ðəm/
British English: /ðɛm/
, /ðəm/
  • 1 1.1 (as direct object)
    (referring to people) los
    les (Spain)
    where did you buy them
    ¿dónde los/las compraste?
    he has two sons, do you know them?
    tiene dos hijos ¿los or (Spain also) les conoces?
    Example sentences
    • Many of them feel excluded from a number of opportunities that the rest of us take for granted.
    • She was wise enough to realize that most of them were interested only in what they could get out of her.
    • How many of you, as kids, read these insane stories and believed them to be true?
    Example sentences
    • When you have a child, you have this unconditional love for them.
    • Telling someone you love them is not enough; you have to act in such a way to back that up else it simply isn't true.
    • When a child has gone out into the world without quite the right tools to deal with it, you love them even more.
    1.2 (as indirect object)
    (with direct object pronoun present) se
    I lent them some money
    les presté dinero
    I lent it to them
    se lo presté
    give them the book
    dales el libro
    give it to them
    1.3 (after preposition) for/with them
    para/con ellos/ellas
    there were four of them
    eran cuatro
    she's older than them
    es mayor que ellos
  • 2 (emphatic use) that'll be them
    deben de ser ellos
    it was them that suggested it
    fueron ellos quienes lo sugirieron
  • 3 (indefinite person or persons) there's someone at the door, shall I show them in?
    hay alguien en la puerta ¿lo hago pasar?
    if anyone calls, tell them that …
    si llama alguien, dile que …
  • 4 (for themselves) (US) (colloquial or dialect) they ought to get them a car
    deberían comprarse un coche


American English: /ðɛm/
, /ðəm/
British English: /ðɛm/
, /ðəm/
  • [dialect] one of them new-fangled machines
    una de esas máquinas modernas
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