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American English: /ðəmˈsɛlvz/
, /ðəmˈsɛlvz/
British English: /ð(ə)mˈsɛlvz/

Translation of themselves in Spanish:


  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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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