él

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Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ille(that one).

Pronoun[edit]

él

  1. he, it (third-person singular masculine pronoun)

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Probably from Proto-Ugric *elɜ(edge).

Noun[edit]

él ‎(plural élek)

  1. edge
Declension[edit]
Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative él élek
accusative élt éleket
dative élnek éleknek
instrumental éllel élekkel
causal-final élért élekért
translative éllé élekké
terminative élig élekig
essive-formal élként élekként
essive-modal
inessive élben élekben
superessive élen éleken
adessive élnél éleknél
illative élbe élekbe
sublative élre élekre
allative élhez élekhez
elative élből élekből
delative élről élekről
ablative éltől élektől
Possessive forms of él
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. élem éleim
2nd person sing. éled éleid
3rd person sing. éle élei
1st person plural élünk éleink
2nd person plural életek éleitek
3rd person plural élük éleik
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the Proto-Uralic *elä-. Cognates include Finnish elää.

Verb[edit]

él

  1. to live (remain alive, be alive, reside at)
  2. (intransitive) to live in a particular state
    Mindannyian hazugságban élünk. - We are all living a lie.
  3. (intransitive) to use something habitually or regularly (+ -val/-vel), especially when that something is considered unethical or immoral
    Én nem élek drogokkal. - I don't use drugs.
    Ki karddal él, kard által vész el, tartja a mondás. - He who lives by the sword dies by the sword, as the saying goes.
  4. (intransitive) to consume something (+ -n/-on/-en/-ön) as a main part of one's diet
    Sok egyetemista egészségtelen ételeken él. - A lot of university students live off unhealthy food.
  5. (intransitive) to use something (+ -val/-vel) to one's advantage, to make proper use of
    Szeretnék élni alkotmányos jogaimmal. - I would like to exercise my constitutional rights.
    A barátom a felesége tanácsával élt. - My friend took his wife's advice.
  6. (intransitive) to spend most of one's time benefiting something or someone (usually + -nak/-nek)
    Egy katona egyedül a hazájának él. - A soldier lives for his country alone.
  7. (intransitive) to depend on something (+ -ból/-ből) as a source of income
    A legtöbb dolgozó a munkájából él. - Most workers live from their work.
    Meg kellett tanulniuk a földből élni. - They had to learn to live off the land.
  8. (intransitive) to continue to be remembered, to live with someone (+ -ban/-ben)
    A szavai azóta is bennem élnek. - His words have lived with me ever since.
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Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

él n ‎(genitive singular éls, nominative plural él)

  1. hailstorm, hail shower

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin ille(that one).

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Pronoun[edit]

él ‎(masculine third-person singular pronoun, feminine ella, neuter ello, masculine plural ellos, feminine plural ellas)

  1. he, him, masculine personal third person subject and disjunctive pronoun (used as a subject and after prepositions)
    Él es mi hermano. – He is my brother.
    Lo hice para él. – I did it for him.
  2. it, masculine non-personal third-person subject and disjunctive pronoun (used as a subject and after prepositions to refer to masculine nouns)
    ¿Es esto un libro? - Sí, él es. – Is this a book? - Yes, it is.
    ¡Mi coche! ¿Qué le pasó a él? – My car! What happened to it?

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