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English

Pronunciation

  • a UK /hɜː(ɹ)/, /h3:(\r)/
  • a US /hɝ/ /h3`/
  • Rhymes with: -ɜː(r)

Pronoun

  1. Belonging to her.
    This is her book
  2. The form of she used after a preposition or as the object of a verb; that woman, that ship, etc.
    Give it to her (after preposition)
    He wrote her a letter (indirect object)
    He treated her for a cold (direct object)

Translations

belonging to
  • Czech: její
  • Danish: hendes
  • Dutch: haar
  • Esperanto: ŝia
  • Finnish: hänen (genitive of hän) + -nsa (with back vowel harmony) / -nsä (with front vowel harmony) (possessive suffix)
    Note: In standard Finnish, both the possessive suffix and the genitive of the personal pronoun are compulsory. In colloquial Finnish, usually only hänen is used.
  • French: son, sa, ses
    Note: In French, the gender of this pronoun agrees with the thing(s) owned, not with the owner.
  • German: ihr
  • Greek: της (tis)
  • Guarani: i
  • trreq Hebrew
  • Hungarian: az ő -ja/-je
  • Icelandic: accusative hana, dative henni, genitive hennar
  • Interlingua: su
  • Italian: il suo m sing, la sua f sing, i suoi m|p, le sue f|p
    Note: In Italian, the gender of this pronoun agrees with the thing(s) owned, not with the owner.
  • Japanese: 彼女の
  • Latin: sua
  • Lower Sorbian: jeje
  • Maltese: [[tagħha]
  • Norwegian: henne (to her), hennes (her bag)
  • Novial: lan, de la
  • Polish: jej
  • Portuguese: seu, dela (lit. "of hers", placed after the noun)
    Note: In Portuguese, the gender of this pronoun agrees with the thing(s) owned, not with the owner.
  • Romanian: său, ei (lit. "of hers", placed after the noun)
  • Spanish: su
  • Swedish: hennes, reflexive: sin
  • Tupinambá: i
  • Upper Sorbian: jeje
she
  • Bulgarian:
    short form: я (accusative), Ѝ (dative)
    long form: нея (accusative), на нея (dative)
  • Czech: (after preposition), (indirect object), ji (direct object)
  • Danish: hende
  • Dutch: haar
  • Esperanto: ŝi (after preposition), al ŝi (indirect object), ŝin (direct object)
  • Finnish: hänet (accusative), häntä (partitive)
  • French: (after preposition) elle, (indirect object) lui, (indirect object, emphatic) lui ... à elle, (indirect object with an imperative verb) lui, (direct object) la (becoming l' before a vowel or an mute h), (direct object, emphatic) la ... elle
    Examples:
    After preposition: It is for her - C'est pour elle
    Indirect object: He tells her his name - Il lui dit son nom
    Indirect object, emphatic: He gives the book to her - Il lui donne le livre à elle
    Indirect object with an imperative verb: Give it to her - Donnez-le-lui
    Direct object: He hates her - Il la déteste
    Direct object (followed by a vowel): He loves her - Il l'aime
    Direct object, emphatic: He loves her - Il l'aime, elle
  • German: sie (accusative), ihr (dative)
  • Guarani: i
  • Hungarian: őt (accusative), neki (dative)
  • Ido: el, elu
  • Interlingua: la (direct/indirect object); illa (after preposition)
  • Italian: (after preposition) lei, (indirect object) le, (indirect object, emphatic) a lei, (indirect object with an imperative verb) le (attached to the end of the verb and becoming glie- when used along with a direct object; the l is doubled with some verbs), (direct object) la (becoming l' before a vowel), (direct object, emphatic) lei
    Examples:
    After preposition: It is for her - É per lei
    Indirect object: Giovanni tells her his name - Giovanni le dice il suo nome
    Indirect object, emphatic: Giovanni gives the book to her - Giovanni dà il libro a lei
    Indirect object with an imperative verb, used without a direct object: Write to her - Scrivile; Tell her - Dille
    Indirect object with an imperative verb, used with a direct object: Send it to her - Spedisciglielo; Give it to her - Daglielo
    Direct object: Giovanni wants her - Giovanni la vuole
    Direct object (before a vowel): Giovanni hates her - Giovanni l'odia
    Direct object, emphatic: Giovanni wants her - Giovanni vuole lei
  • Novial: la
  • Spanish: a ella, le
  • Swedish: henne
  • Tupinambá: i

Danish

Etymology

From hér.

Adverb

  1. here

Dutch

Noun

her

Usage notes

Not used in daily life, "hier" is rather used. "her" is only used in expressions like the ones below.

Faroese

Etymology

From hér.

Adverb

  1. here

German

Etymology

hera.

Adverb

  1. hither, to this place, to here, to me/us
  2. ago

Antonyms

Derived terms

See also

Icelandic

Etymology

herr.

Noun

  1. army

Kurdish

Etymology

Old English

Pronunciation

  • /heːr/

Etymology 1

Apparently from the stem *hi- ‘this’; the exact formation is unclear. Cognate with Old Saxon hēr, Old High German hiar, Old Norse hér, Gothic 𐌷𐌴𐍂.

Adverb

  1. here
Descendants

Etymology 2

From *hǣrom. Cognate with Old Saxon hār (Dutch haar), Old High German hār (German Haar), Old Norse hár (Swedish hår).

Noun

  1. hair
Descendants

Old High German

Etymology

Common *hairaz, whence also Old English hār, Old Norse hárr.

Adjective

  1. old

Turkish

Etymology

From

Adverb

  1. every

Extensive Definition

Her is the objective form of the pronoun she in Modern English.
It can also refer to:
HER can refer to:
her in German: HER
her in Esperanto: HER
her in Italian: HER
her in Kölsch: HER (Watt ėßß datt?)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

I, I myself, alter, alter ego, alterum, better self, ego, ethical self, female, female being, he, herself, him, himself, inner man, inner self, it, me, my humble self, myself, number one, oneself, other self, ourselves, self, she, subconscious self, subliminal self, superego, them, themselves, they, you, yours truly, yourself, yourselves
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