Share this entry

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

Translation of themselves in Spanish:

pronoun

  • 1.1 (reflexive) See examples: 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) See examples: 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) See examples: if anyone's interested, they can find out for themselves
    si a alguien le interesa, puede averiguarlo por sí mismo

Definition of themselves in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score:
    Word of the day coiffeur
    Pronunciation: kwɑːˈfəː
    noun
    a hairdresser
    Cultural fact of the day

    comarca

    In Spain, a geographical, social, and culturally homogeneous region, with a clear natural or administrative demarcation is called a comarca. Comarcas are normally smaller than regiones. They are often famous for some reason, for example Ampurdán (Catalonia) for its wines, or La Mancha (Castile) for its cheeses.