elas

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See also: ELAS, elás, and -elas

Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese ellas, from Latin illās, accusative feminine plural of ille. The dative form is from Latin illīs.

Pronoun[edit]

elas f pl (accusative as, dative lles)

  1. they

Usage notes[edit]

The accusative form as has variant forms las and nas. These alternative forms appear depending on the ending of the preceding word. The form las is used when the preceding word ends in -r or -s. The nas form is used when the preceding word ends in -u or a diphthong. These alternative forms are then suffixed to the preceding word.

The accusative also forms contractions when it immediately follows an indirect object pronoun. For example, Dou che as (I gave you them) contracts to Dou chas.

Related terms[edit]


Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin illās, accusative feminine plural of ille.

Pronoun[edit]

elas f (masculine eles)

  1. they (third-person singular subject pronoun)

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese ellas, from Latin illās, accusative feminine plural of ille.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

elas f pl

  1. they (a group of people other than the speaker, entirely female)

Quotations[edit]

For quotations using this term, see Citations:ele.

See also[edit]

Portuguese personal pronouns (edit)
Number Person Nominative
(subject)
Accusative
(direct object)
Dative
(indirect object)
Prepositional Prepositional
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 si consigo
Plural First nós nos nós connosco (Portugal)
conosco (Brazil)
a gente
Second vós vos vós convosco, com vós 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 si consigo
Indefinite se si consigo

Volapük[edit]

Article[edit]

elas

  1. genitive plural of el