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eles

eles

See also: éles and êles

Galician

Pronoun

eles m pl nominative and oblique (dative lles, accusative os)

  1. them (masculine plural third-person personal pronoun)

Related terms

See also


Occitan

Etymology

From Old Provençal [Term?], from Latin illōs, from ille.

Pronoun

eles m (feminine elas)

  1. they (third-person singular subject pronoun)

Old French

Etymology

From Latin illas, accusative feminine plural of ille.

Pronoun

eles f

  1. they (third-person plural feminine subject pronoun)
  2. they (third-person plural feminine stressed object pronoun)
    E nule nef ne put encontre eles durer
    And no boat can withstand being between them

Coordinate terms

  • (subject pronoun): il (masculine equivalent)
  • (stressed object pronoun): eus (masculine equivalent)

Descendants


Portuguese

Etymology 1

From Old Portuguese eles, from Latin illos, from ille.

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

Pronoun

eles

  1. masculine third-person plural nominative personal pronoun; they
    • 2003, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e a Ordem da Fênix (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix), Rocco, page 449:
      Obviamente eles não podem mais conversar [...]
      Obviously they can't discuss anymore [...]
    • 2007, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e as Relíquias da Morte (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Rocco, page 582:
      Eles sorriram um para o outro.
      They smiled to each other.
    • 2007, Lya Wyler (translator), J. K. Rowling (English author), Harry Potter e as Relíquias da Morte (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows), Rocco, page 588:
      Pensei que eles fossem invisíveis.
      I thought that they were invisible.
    Eles andaram até mim.
    They walked towards me.
  2. masculine third-person plural prepositional pronoun; them
    Eu gosto de conversar com eles.
    I enjoy talking to them
  3. (Brazil, colloquial) masculine third-person plural personal pronoun used in all positions; they; them
    Um homem matou eles.
    A man killed them.
Quotations

For usage examples of this term, see Citations:ele.

See also
Portuguese personal pronouns (edit)
Number Person Nominative
(subject)
Accusative
(direct object)
Dative
(indirect object)
Oblique Oblique
with com
Non-declining
m f m f m and f m f m f m f
Singular First eu me mim comigo
Second tu te ti contigo você
o senhor a senhora
Third ele ela o
(lo, no)
a
(la, na)
lhe ele ela com ele com ela o mesmo a mesma
se (reflexive) si (reflexive) consigo (reflexive)
Plural First nós nos nós connosco (Portugal)
conosco (Brazil)
a gente
Second vós vos vós convosco vocês
os senhores as senhoras
Third eles elas os
(los, nos)
as
(las, nas)
lhes eles elas com eles com elas os mesmos as mesmas
se (reflexive) si (reflexive) consigo (reflexive)
Indefinite se (reflexive) si (reflexive) consigo (reflexive)

Etymology 2

Noun

eles m

  1. plural of ele

Volapük

Article

eles

  1. dative plural of el