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  • , /hɪm/, /hIm/
  • Rhymes with: -ɪm



  1. he when used after a preposition or as the object of a verb.
    Give it to him (after preposition)
    She wrote him a letter (indirect object)
    She treated him for a cold (direct object)


  • Albanian: atij
  • Czech: mu, jemu i after preposition, mu, jemu i indirect object, ho, jeho (direct object)
  • Dutch: hem
  • Esperanto: li (after preposition), al li (indirect object), lin (direct object)
  • French: (after preposition) lui, (indirect object) lui, (indirect object, emphatic) lui ... à lui, (indirect object with an imperative verb) lui, (direct object) le (becoming l' before a vowel or an mute h), (direct object, emphatic) le ... lui
    After preposition: It is for him - C'est pour lui
    Indirect object: She tells him her name - Elle lui dit son nom
    Indirect object, emphatic: She gives the book to him - Elle lui donne le livre à lui
    Indirect object with an imperative verb: Give it to him - Donnez-le-lui
    Direct object: She hates him - Elle le déteste
    Direct object (followed by a vowel or a mute h): She loves him - Elle l'aime
    Direct object, emphatic: She loves him - Elle l'aime, lui
  • German: ihm, ihn
  • Guarani: i
  • Hungarian: őt (acc.), neki (dat.)
  • Ido: il, ilu
  • Interlingua: le (direct/indirect object); ille (after preposition)
  • Italian: (after preposition) lui, (indirect object) gli, (indirect object, emphatic) a lui, (indirect object with an imperative verb) gli (attached to the end of the verb and becoming glie- when used along with a direct object), (direct object) lo (becoming l' before a vowel), (direct object, emphatic) lui
    After preposition: It is for him - É per lui
    Indirect object: Maria tells him her name - Maria gli dice il suo nome
    Indirect object, emphatic: Maria gives the book to him - Maria dà il libro a lui
    Indirect object with an imperative verb, used without a direct object: Write to him - Scrivigli; Tell him - Digli
    Indirect object with an imperative verb, used with a direct object: Send it to him - Spedisciglielo; Give it to him - Daglielo
    Direct object: Maria wants him - Maria lo vuole
    Direct object (before a vowel): Giovanni hates him - Giovanni l'odia
    Direct object, emphatic: Maria wants him - Maria vuole lui
  • Norwegian: ham
  • Novial: lo
  • Portuguese: o, lo (after verb ending in "-r"), no (after nasal sound) (direct object); lhe (indirect object); ele (after preposition)
  • Spanish: le, a el
  • Swedish: honom
  • Tupinambá: i
  • West Frisian: him

See also

Old English


  • /him/


  1. dative singular of or hit: (to) him, it
  2. dative plural of , hit or hēo: (to) them

West Frisian


  1. him

Extensive Definition

Him is the objective form of he.
Him or HIM may also refer to:


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him in German: HIM (Begriffsklärung)
him in Esperanto: HIM
him in French: HIM
him in Korean: HIM
him in Italian: HIM
him in Japanese: HIM
him in Kölsch: HIM (Watt ėßß datt?)
him in Slovak: HIM

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

I, I myself, alter, alter ego, alterum, better self, ego, ethical self, gentleman, he, her, herself, himself, his, hombre, homme, inner man, inner self, it, male, male being, male person, man, masculine, 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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