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themselves

Pronunciation: /ðəmˈselvz/

Translation of themselves in Spanish:

pronoun/pronombre

  • 1.1 (reflexive) they behaved themselves se portaron bien they bought themselves a new car se compraron otro coche they only think of themselves solo piensan en sí mismos they were by themselves estaban solos/solas 1.2 (emphatic) ellos mismos, ellas mismas they're not affected by the problem themselves a ellos (mismos) no les afecta el problema
    Example sentences
    • Computers are made out of materials which are themselves subject to the laws of Nature.
    • They are thus able to remain objects of desire without themselves being subject to it.
    • What annoys me most about the whole subject is the attitude of a lot of smokers themselves.
    1.3 (normal selves) the children aren't themselves los niños no son los de siempre I wish they'd just be themselves quisiera que se comportaran con naturalidad 1.4 (indefinite person or persons) if anyone's interested, they can find out for themselves si a alguien le interesa, puede averiguarlo por sí mismo

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