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American English: /ðeɪ/
British English: /ðeɪ/

Translation of they in Spanish:


Although ellos and ellas are given as translations of they, they are in practice used only for emphasis, or to avoid ambiguity: they went to the theater fueron al teatro; they did it ellos or ellas lo hicieron.
  • 1 (pl of he, she, it) who are they?
    ¿quiénes son?
    they didn't come
    no vinieron
    they're the ones who should apologize
    son ellos los que or quienes deberían disculparse
    Example sentences
    • Both events might be thought of as forms of eclipse, which is why they merit mention.
    • Your joints will then be examined to see if they are swollen and to find out how easily they move.
    • The festival will be the first and only time they will have played together since they split up.
    Example sentences
    • I've never had a friend get so mad with me that they turn off their phone and don't turn it back on for two days.
    • I mentioned this to someone at work today and they looked at me as if I were a space alien.
  • 2 (indefinite person or persons) someone called, but they didn't leave a message
    llamó una persona, pero no dejó recado
    they've dug up the road
    han levantado la calle
  • 3 (people) they say he's a millionaire
    dicen or se dice que es millonario
    …, as they say
    …, como dicen
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