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their
American English: /ðɛr/
British English: /ðɛː/

Translation of their in Spanish:

adjective

The translation su agrees in number with the noun which it modifies; their is translated by su, sus, depending on what follows: their father/mother su padre/madre; their books/magazines sus libros/revistas. For their used with parts of the body,
  • 1 (singular)
    (plural)
    sus
    they washed their hands
    se lavaron las manos
    Example sentences
    • It is ghastly for those who tried so hard to make the model work and who have now lost their jobs.
    • They all wanted to show their grief for the loss of a girl whose life touched so many.
    • People came out because they felt the power to change the world was in their own hands.
  • 2 (belonging to indefinite person) (singular)
    (plural)
    sus
    if anyone phones, ask them to leave their number
    si llama alguien, dile que te dé su número de teléfono
    Example sentences
    • Anyone who wants to voice their displeasure over that lot has to do a lot of voicing.
    • Why would anyone for the sake of their ego want to change the structure of what is going on?
    • I am once again reminded, how wrong it is to judge a person by the colour of their skin.

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