Bedeutung von “they” — Learner’s Dictionary


pronoun us uk /ðeɪ/
Extra Examples
I do get impatient with the children when they won't do their homework.Water companies have been told that they must reduce leakage.I know my parents mean well, but I wish they wouldn't interfere.Researchers think they may be onto something big.Fry the onions until they start to colour.

A1 used as the subject of the verb when referring to a group of people, animals, or things that have already been talked about:

I saw Kate and Nigel yesterday - they came over for dinner.
"Have you seen my car keys?" "They're on the kitchen table."

B1 used to refer to a person when you want to avoid saying 'he' or 'she' or when you do not know if the person is male or female:

Someone I met at a party said they knew you.

B2 people in general:

They say that breaking a mirror brings you seven years' bad luck.

(Definition von “they” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)