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Spanish - English translations for "ello"

"ello" Spanish translation



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Meaning: it

El perro está ladrando. Ello me molesta.

The dog is barking. It bothers me.

Meaning: that

Quiero ello, no esto.

I want that, not this.

Meaning: this

Ello es lo que necesito.

This is what I need.

Meaning: he/she/they

No sé qué piensa de ello.

I don't know what he/she/they think about it.

Meaning: him/her/them

Voy a darle ello a Juan.

I'm going to give it to Juan.


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A1: Ello es un libro.

It is a book.

A1: No sé mucho sobre ello.

I don't know much about it.

A1: ¿Qué es ello?

What is it?

B1: Ello me preocupa.

It worries me.

B1: Ella lo hizo y yo no puedo creerlo.

She did it and I can't believe it.

B1: Quiero saber más sobre ello.

I want to know more about it.

C1: Aunque ello sea difícil, no debemos rendirnos.

Even though it is difficult, we must not give up.

C1: Ello ha sido objeto de debate durante años.

It has been the subject of debate for years.

C1: Debemos considerar todas las implicaciones antes de decidir sobre ello.

We must consider all the implications before deciding on it.

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The Spanish pronoun 'ello' is a neuter singular pronoun that translates to 'it' in English. It is used to refer to an inanimate object or concept, and it can also be used as a subject or an object in a sentence.

In Spanish, the pronoun 'ello' is not commonly used in everyday conversation. Instead, it is more frequently used in formal or written contexts. In spoken language, native speakers often use other pronouns like 'eso' or 'aquello' to refer to things or concepts.

When using the pronoun 'ello', it is important to remember that its gender is neuter and it should only be used to refer to non-living things or abstract ideas. If you are referring to a living being or a person, you should use the appropriate personal pronoun instead.

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