él

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Asturian[edit]

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él

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

Hungarian[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Probably from Proto-Ugric *elɜ ‎(edge).

Noun[edit]

él ‎(plural élek)

  1. edge
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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. to live in a particular state
    Mindannyian hazugságban élünk. - We are all living a lie.
  3. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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 este libro lo tuyo? - Él es. – Is this book yours? - It is.
    ¡Mi coche! ¿Qué se le pasó a él? – My car! What happened to it?

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