How to say They in Spanish = Ellos/Ellas [+4 Examples & Quiz]

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In this grammar lesson you will learn how to say they in Spanish.

In this lesson you will learn about:

  • how to say theyin Spanish
  • how they in Spanish is used in sentences
  • how you can quiz yourself on how to say they in Spanish
  • how to practice with flashcards on how to say they 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 they 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]

They in Spanish = Ellos/Ellas

In order to say “they” in Spanish you will say:

  • They = Ellos [masculine or mixed]
  • They = Ellas [feminine]

If you are referring to a group in which everyone is male, or there is at least one male, then you will use ellos.

If you are referring to a group in which there are only women, then you will use ellas.

Ellos están aquí.

They are here. [all men or mixed]

Ellas quieren ganar.

They want to win. [only women]

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 they form, people know that you are talking in the they form.

Quieren quedarse.

They want to stay.

Quieren salir.

They want to leave.

Do you know the gender of the people in these groups?

Not really.

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

If you want to draw attention to the gender of the people in the group, you can use ellos or ellas.

If you don’t want to, then you form sentences without ellos or ellas.

In Spanish, the subject pronouns tend to be omitted.

Example Sentences on How to say They in Spanish

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

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

Ellos están aquí.

They are here. [all men or mixed]

Ellas quieren ganar.

They want to win. [only women]

Quieren quedarse.

They want to stay.

Quieren salir.

They want to leave.

Quiz Yourself on How to say They 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 They están aquí.

They are here. [all men or mixed]
 
How to say They%BLANK quieren ganar.

They want to win. [all women]
 

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