see them for their personality

Discussion in 'Spanish-English Grammar / Gramática Español-Inglés' started by Espanol3200, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Espanol3200 Senior Member

    English Britain
    I want to say (in Spanish): "I began to see them for their personality." The context is that I worked at a hospital with cancer patients, and I want to say that I didn't see them as "cancer patients" but I just saw them for their personality; for the people that they really were.

    Empecé a verlos por su personalidad (???)

  2. micafe

    micafe Senior Member

    United States
    Spanish - Colombia
    The only thing that comes to mind is "empecé a verlos como personas".

    But of course cancer patients are persons also. Here's an example :p
  3. Adolfo Afogutu

    Adolfo Afogutu Senior Member

    "Empecé/comencé a verlos como personas" (en vez de simplemente como pacientes) a mí me parece muy bien, muy natural decirlo así.

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