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Translation of them in Spanish:


/ðem; weak form ðəm/
  • 1 1.1 (as direct object) los, las; (referring to people) los or (in Spain also/en España también) les, las 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/en España también) 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) les; (with direct object pronoun present) se 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 dáselo 1.3 (after preposition) ellos, ellas 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) ellos, ellas that'll be them deben de ser ellos it was them that suggested it fueron ellos quienes lo sugirieron
  • 3 (indefinite person or persons) 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/inglés norteamericano) [colloq or dialect], se they ought to get them a car deberían comprarse un coche


  • [dialect] esos, esas one of them new-fangled machines una de esas máquinas modernas

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