He and She in Spanish = Él/Ella [+6 Examples & Quiz]

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In this grammar lesson you will learn how to say he and she in Spanish.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to say he and she in Spanish
  • how he and she in Spanish is used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on how to say he and she in Spanish
  • how to practice with flashcards on how to say he and she in Spanish

Please refer to the Spanish A1 Page to get a better overview of Spanish grammar, if you are curious about how this fits in the overall structure of Spanish A1.

By the end of the lesson you will know all about how to say he and she in Spanish!

Table of Contents

Table of Spanish Subject Pronouns

yoI
you [singular and informal]
élhe
ellashe
ustedyou [singular and formal]
nosotros/nosotraswe
vosotros/vosotrasyou [plural and informal]
ellosthey [masculine or mixed]
ellasthey [feminine]
ustedesyou [plural and formal]

He and She in Spanish = Él/Ella

In order to say “he” and “she” in Spanish you will say:

  • He = Él
  • She= Ella

Take a look at the following examples:

Él tiene una guitarra.

He has a guitar.

Él tiene un hijo.

He has a son.

Ella tiene un piano.

She has a piano.

Ella tiene una hija.

She has a daughter.

Now it may seem pretty simple, but there’s one thing that you should be aware of.

In Spanish you can omit the subject pronouns and use the verb on its own.

Because the verb is already conjugated in the he and she form, people know that you are talking in the he or she form.

But what happens if you don’t use subject pronouns?

Tiene un monopatín.

He/She has a skateboard.

Tiene una mochila.

He/She has a backpack.

Do you know if you are referring to a man or a woman in these sentences?

Not really.

Because you not using the subject pronouns, the gender of the people in those sentences is unclear.

If you want to draw attention to the gender, you can use él or ella.

If you don’t want to, then you can form sentences without ello or ella.

In Spanish, the subject pronouns tend to be omitted.

Example Sentences on How to say He and She in Spanish

This section of the lesson on the how to say he and she in Spanish is about seeing the subject pronoun in action.

This is valuable because you can improve your understanding of how to say he and she in Spanish through examples.

Él tiene una guitarra.

He has a guitar.

Él tiene un hijo.

He has a son.

Ella tiene un piano.

She has a piano.

Ella tiene una hija.

She has a daughter.

Tiene un monopatín.

He/She has a skateboard.

Tiene una mochila.

He/She has a backpack.

Quiz Yourself on How to say He and She in Spanish

It’s not enough to just read this lesson.

You should test your knowledge to see if you really understood everything, and to be able to repeat the material.

At the end of every lesson you can do a small test.

You will see the sentences of the previous chapter. It is up to you to give the correct answer.

You will either need to fill in the blanks, choose the correct multiple choice option, or both.

Once you are done the correct answer will be shown.

You can redo the quiz as many times as you want!

How to say He/She tiene una guitarra.

He has a guitar.
 
How to say He/She tiene un piano.

She has a piano.
 

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