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Translation of them in Spanish:


American English: /ðɛm/
, /ðəm/
British English: /ðɛm/
, /ðəm/
  • 1 1.1 (as direct object)
    (referring to people)
    los or (in Spain also) les
    where did you buy them
    ¿dónde los/las compraste?
    he has two sons, do you know them?
    tiene dos hijos ¿los or (in Spain also) les conoces?
    Example sentences
    • Many of them feel excluded from a number of opportunities that the rest of us take for granted.
    • She was wise enough to realize that most of them were interested only in what they could get out of her.
    • How many of you, as kids, read these insane stories and believed them to be true?
    Example sentences
    • When you have a child, you have this unconditional love for them.
    • Telling someone you love them is not enough; you have to act in such a way to back that up else it simply isn't true.
    • When a child has gone out into the world without quite the right tools to deal with it, you love them even more.
    1.2 (as indirect object)
    (with direct object pronoun present)
    I lent them some money
    les presté dinero
    I lent it to them
    se lo presté
    give them the book
    dales el libro
    give it to them
    1.3 (after preposition) for/with them
    para/con ellos/ellas
    there were four of them
    eran cuatro
    she's older than them
    es mayor que ellos
  • 2 (emphatic use) that'll be them
    deben de ser ellos
    it was them that suggested it
    fueron ellos quienes lo sugirieron
  • 3 (indefinite person or persons) See examples: there's someone at the door, shall I show them in?
    hay alguien en la puerta ¿lo hago pasar?
    if anyone calls, tell them that …
    si llama alguien, dile que …
  • 4 (for themselves)
    (American English) [colloq or dialect]
    they ought to get them a car
    deberían comprarse un coche


American English: /ðɛm/
, /ðəm/
British English: /ðɛm/
, /ðəm/
  • [dialect] one of them new-fangled machines
    una de esas máquinas modernas

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