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American English: /ʃi/
British English: /ʃiː/

Translation of she in Spanish:


Although ella is given as the main translation of she, it is in practice used only for emphasis, or to avoid ambiguity: she went to the theater fue al teatro; she went to the theater, he went to the cinema ella fue al teatro y él fue al cine; she did it ella lo hizo.
  • 1 (person) she's a writer/my sister
    es escritora/mi hermana
    she didn't say it, I did
    no fue ella quien lo dijo, sino yo
    don't ask me, she's the expert
    no me preguntes a mí, la experta es ella
    Lisa Swenson? who's she?
    ¿Lisa Swenson? ¿quién es Lisa Swenson?
    could I speak to Mary, please? — this is she (American English)
    ¿podría hablar con Mary, por favor? — al aparato or habla con ella
    he's as tall as she is o [formal] as tall as she
    es tan alto como ella
  • 2 (ship, boat) See examples: she's a sturdy vessel
    es un barco sólido
    Example sentences
    • This was the Danish ship Flora, and she steamed straight for the anchored Gwladmena.
    • The crew had raced out and were able to get them off the ship before she sank.
    • He also moved to dispel what he said was the myth that Queen Mary never sailed in convoy because she was too quick.


  • [colloquial]it's a she
    (of baby)
    es niña or (in Latin America also) nena
    (of animal)
    es hembra

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