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Meaning of "they're" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF THEY'RE

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WHAT DOES THEY'RE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of they're in the English dictionary

The definition of they're in the dictionary is they are.


WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THEY'RE

thete
Thetford Mines
thetic
thetically
Thetis
theurgic
theurgical
theurgically
theurgies
theurgist
theurgy
thew
thewed
thewless
thews
thewy
they
they´d
they´ll
they´ve

WORDS THAT END LIKE THEY'RE

adventure
agriculture
Aire
anywhere
architecture
are
arriere
as it were
as you were
aware
be sure
before
cadastre
capture
care
centre
more
to be sure
we´re
you´re

Synonyms and antonyms of they're in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «they're» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THEY'RE

Find out the translation of they're to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of they're from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «they're» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

他们是
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

son
570 millions of speakers

English

they´re
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

वे कर रहे हैं
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

انهم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

они
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

eles são
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তারা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ils sont
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mereka
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

sie sind
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

彼らがしている
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

그들이 있어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Padha
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

họ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அவர்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

ते आहोत
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

onlar konum
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sono
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oni
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

вони
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sunt
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

από όπου και αν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hulle
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

de är
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

de er
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of they're

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THEY'RE»

The term «they're» is very widely used and occupies the 2.923 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THEY'RE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «they're» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «they're» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about they're

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10 QUOTES WITH «THEY'RE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word they're.
1
Floyd Abrams
It has something to do with the facts and the law and who the judges are. So I think lawyers sometimes exaggerate their role in winning and losing. Lawyers do have a role, and a major role, but they're not the only players in this game.
2
Riz Ahmed
My parents, man, they're just the most loving, encouraging... they're like those people who define themselves through their role as parents before people in their own rights.
3
Scott Baio
I very rarely came across rude or disrespectful people. I don't know how I slipped by all of them, but I honestly can't think of one experience off the top of my head that was like that. I'm sure they're there, but I'd have to think really hard to recall them.
4
Linwood Barclay
Generally speaking, rural drivers are a much better behaved species than city drivers. I'm not sure whether they're intrinsically this way, or there are just fewer opportunities for them to do behave badly. You can't go around running red lights if there aren't any red lights to run.
5
Lou Barletta
Mayors do not have that authority to pick and choose what laws they're going to enforce.
6
Kate Beckinsale
No one is more enslaved than a slave who doesn't think they're enslaved.
7
Jamie Bell
I actually don't mind rats at all. I kind of think they're quite cute, but that's just me.
8
Neill Blomkamp
In a lot of the really impoverished areas of Johannesburg you see these packets of cheesy puffs which are like 6 feet long and the width of a basketball, and they're transparent and they have like 10,000 cheesy puffs in them, and you can buy that for like 50 cents. It's kind of a weird treat that you'd see people having in the townships.
9
Simon Le Bon
My kids love vinyl, I had to teach them how to put the needle on the records. Now they're worried about scratching the records, but it's incredible!
10
Adam Braun
A major celebrity is a major brand, and major brands pick very critically what other brands they're going to associate with. So an A-list celebrity usually picks an A-list brand.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THEY'RE»

Discover the use of they're in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to they're and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
So That's What They're For!: The Definitive Breastfeeding Guide
An updated guide to breastfeeding describes the emotional and health advantages of breasfeeding; explains techniques for nursing, pumping, and weaning; and includes new sections on breastfeeding multiples, monitoring nutrition, and updated ...
Janet Tamaro, 2005
2
Before They're Gone: A Family's Year-Long Quest to Explore ...
Ultimately, he writes, this is more their story than his, for whatever comes of our changing world, they are the ones who will live in it.
Michael Lanza, 2012
3
Thank God They're on Our Side: The United States and ...
By illuminating the close ties between the U.S. government and right-wing dictatorships between 1921 and 1965, David Schmitz challenges the contention that the democratic impulse has consistently motivated U.S. foreign policy.
David F. Schmitz, 1999
4
How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They're Built
More than any other human artifacts, buildings improve with time—if they're allowed to. How Buildings Learn shows how to work with time rather than against it.
Stewart Brand, 1995
5
People Who Don't Know They're Dead: How They Attach ...
Hill has woven this fascinating story with the history and theory of what happens at death, with particular emphasis on the last 40 years and the work of such groundbreaking thinkers as Elmer Green, Raymond Moody, William James, Aldous ...
Gary Leon Hill, 2005
6
They're Off!: Horse Racing at Saratoga
Here, for the first time, is the story of how America's first national resort gave birth to, then nurtured, its first national sport, introducing the country to a parade of champions and their spectacular supporting characters.
Edward Hotaling, 1995
7
They're Bankrupting Us!: And 20 Other Myths About Unions
In "They're Bankrupting Us!": And 20 Other Myths about Unions, labor leader Bill Fletcher Jr. makes sense of this debate as he unpacks the twenty-one myths most often cited by anti-union propagandists.
Bill Fletcher, Jr., 2012
8
How You Can Survive When They're Depressed: Living and ...
How You Can Survive When They're Depressed explores depression from the perspective of those who are closest to the sufferers of this prevalent disorder--spouses, parents, children, and lovers--and gives the successful coping strategies of ...
Anne Sheffield, 2009
9
They're Your Parents, Too!: How Siblings Can Survive Their ...
This is the first book that provides guidance on the transition from the “old” family to the “new” one, especially for adult siblings.
Francine Russo, 2010
10
You Know They're Here
A true story of paranormal events associated with the Dandy house near Hinsdale, New York, and of the author's investigations of the same.
Paul J. Kenyon, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THEY'RE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term they're is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Ted Cruz bullied Republicans for years. Now they're standing up to …
Who's afraid of big, bad Ted Cruz? Not Lamar Alexander. The Tennessee Republican went on the Senate floor to accuse his fellow Republican of proposing ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
2
They're Back! How to Cope With Returned College Grads
Send her out and turn your phone off to avoid a barrage of texts, such as, “They're out of bacterial wipes to clean off the shopping cart handle. What should I do?”. «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
3
Interest-only mortgages: They're baaack
They must have at least a 720 FICO credit score, which is well above average, and they must qualify on what the payments will be once they're adjusted higher, ... «CNBC, Jul 15»
4
They're No. 1: U.S. Wins Math Olympiad For First Time In 21 Years
In one of this year's most intense international competitions, the United States has come out as best in the world — and this time, we're not talking about soccer. «NPR, Jul 15»
5
What happens when fat kids don't know they're fat anymore
The kids are not all right. But they think they are. A team of researchers at Georgia Southern University found an alarming rise in the lack of self awareness ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
6
They're beautiful, they're twins and they're flight attendants
While working, the twin sisters wear matching Thomas Cook uniforms, which no doubt confuses passengers on board — and when they're at home, they still like ... «New York Post, Jul 15»
7
Why They're Cheering in Tehran
The nuclear agreement with Iran announced Tuesday is an astoundingly good deal, far surpassing the hopes of anyone . . . in Tehran. It requires Iran to reduce ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
8
The Investing Signals to Listen To? They're Personal, Not in the …
They're based on what's happening to you, not what's happening in China or Greece. But we've grown used to the idea that when markets move, they're a signal ... «New York Times, Jul 15»
9
Unmarried Women Now Drive America's Fertility Trends, And They
economics. Unmarried Women Now Drive America's Fertility Trends, And They're Having Fewer Kids. Article · Comments (23) ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
10
Broadway Skills in Opera: They're a Puzzlement
In late 2009, about a year after Bartlett Sher was named resident director of Lincoln Center Theater, he seemed to be the de facto resident director at the ... «New York Times, Jul 15»

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