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15:07 May 31, 2001
English to Spanish translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: they
they look,speak,and act differently from us.
vickie simpson

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naEllos/as se ven, hablan y se comportan diferente de/a nosotros/as.susu21
napronombre ellos,ellas
nathey is a personal pronoun and in spanish is ELLOS
Clara Albornoz



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Ellos/Ellas tienen una apariencia, hablan y se comportan de una manera diferente a la nuestra.

Greetings from: Oso ¶:^)

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they is a personal pronoun and in spanish is ELLOS

then the full sentence translated is: Ellos lucen, hablan y actúan diferente de/a nosotros.-
good luck

    Collins Cobuild, Spanish Language, editon 2.000
    5 years Teaching english
Clara Albornoz
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pronombre ellos,ellas

la traduccion seria esta:
Ellos se ven,hablan,y actuan diferente de nosotros.

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Ellos/as se ven, hablan y se comportan diferente de/a nosotros/as.

As you can see the gender of both of the pronouns in this sentence depends on who you are talking about. If "they" and "us" consists of a group of males, or a group of males and females you must use "ellos" and "nosotros," even if there is only one male in the group and the rest are female. If the group is all female you can only use "ellas" or "nosotras."
Use which ever case applies.

The verb most commonly used in Spain, and in Latin America as well, to refer to how someone looks is "verse." The verb "lucir" connotates that someone looks good or has a glow to them.

The most adequate verb to refer to someone's behavior is "comportarse."
"Actuar" is okay but usually refers to theatrical acting.

    The Oxford Spanish Dictionary, 9th Edition
    Spanish Major, 3rd year student
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