ELLA – SHE
Ella means “she” in English.
Ella is a pronoun. A pronoun is a word that substitutes the name of a person, an animal, or an object.
● María es mi mejor amiga. (María is my best friend.)
● Ella es mi mejor amiga. (She is my best friend.)
In the example above, ella substitutes the name of a person.
Now, let’s see how ella substitutes an animal.
● La gata tiene hambre. Ella quiere comer.
○ The cat is hungry. It wants to eat.
In English, the pronoun “it” is used to substitute animals.
In Spanish, ella substitutes feminine animals and objects that are considered feminine.
To learn about masculine and feminine objects visit the post Gender Rules in Nouns: Masculine and Feminine Nouns.