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pron., nom. it, pron.
You use it to refer to an object, animal, or other thing that has just been mentioned.
When the subject of a sentence is followed by a relative clause, don't use 'it' in front of the main verb. Don't say, for example, 'The town where I work, it is near London'. Say 'The town where I work is near London'.
You can also use it to refer to a situation, fact, or experience.
You often express an opinion using an -ing form or to-infinitive after a verb such as like. When you do this, don't use 'it' in front of the -ing form or infinitive.
For example, don't say 'I like it, walking in the park'. Say 'I like walking in the park'. Don't say 'I prefer it, to make my own bread'. Say 'I prefer to make my own bread'.
It is often the subject of a linking verb such as be.
You can use it as the subject of be to say what the time, day, or date is.
You can also use it as the subject of a linking verb to describe the weather or the light.
You can use it with a linking verb and an adjective to describe an experience. After the adjective, you use an -ing form or a to-infinitive. For example, instead of saying 'Walking by the lake was nice', people usually say 'It was nice walking by the lake'.
You can use it with a linking verb and an adjective to describe the experience of being in a particular place. After the adjective, you use a phrase referring to the place.
You can use it with an adjective or noun phrase to comment on a whole situation. After the adjective or noun phrase, you use a that-clause.
After an adjective, you can sometimes use a wh-clause instead of a that-clause.
Don't use 'it' with a linking verb and a noun phrase to say that something exists or is present. Don't say, for example, 'It's a lot of traffic on this road tonight'. Say 'There's a lot of traffic on this road tonight'.
|Noun||1.||IT - the branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information|
it1 [ɪt] PRON
it's on the table → está en la mesa
where is it? → ¿dónde está?
"here's the book" - "give it to me" → -aquí está el libro -dámelo
if you have the list, give it to him → si tienes la lista, dásela
it's a good film, have you seen it? → es una buena película, ¿la has visto?
give it a kick → dale una patada
I have no money for it → no tengo dinero para comprarlo
I doubt it → lo dudo
there's a wall in front of/behind it → hay una pared delante/detrás (de ello)
she put a plate on top of it → le puso un plato encima, lo tapó con un plato
it's a she [dog, cat etc] → es hembra
it's a boy [baby] → es niño
it's Friday tomorrow → mañana es viernes
it's the 10th of October → es el diez de octubre
it's six o'clock → son las seis
how far is it? → ¿a qué distancia está?
it's ten miles to London → son diez millas de aquí a Londres
I like it here, it's quiet → me gusta aquí, es tranquilo
it was kind of you → fue muy amable de su parte
it's easy to talk → hablar no cuesta nada
it is not in him to do it → no es capaz de hacer eso
it's me → soy yo
don't worry, it's only me → soy yo, no te emociones
it's no use worrying → no vale la pena inquietarse
it is said that → se dice que ...
I have heard it said that → he oído decir que ...
it was Peter who phoned → fue Peter quien llamó
what is it? (= what's the matter?) → ¿qué pasa?
who is it? → ¿quién es?
how is it that ...? → ¿cómo es que ...?, ¿cómo resulta que ...?
that's it for today → eso es todo por hoy
that's it! just there is fine → ¡eso es! ahí mismo está bien
that's it! I've had enough of this waiting! → ¡ya está bien! ¡estoy harto de esperar!
that's it then! we leave on Sunday → ¡muy bien! or ¡solucionado! salimos el domingo
that's just it! → ¡ahí está el problema!
this is it (= it's time) → ya llegó la hora; (= train, bus etc) → ahí viene
I spoke to him about it → lo hablé con él
I'm against it → estoy en contra
I'm (all) for it → estoy (muy) a favor
the worst of it is that → lo peor del caso es que ...
he's dropped us in it → nos la ha hecho buena
see also at 5
see also get A20
it2 [ɪt] N → vermú m or vermut m italiano
Where's my book? - It's on the table → Où est mon livre? - Il est sur la table.
When does the pool close? - It closes at 8 → La piscine ferme à quelle heure? - Elle ferme à vingt heures.
There's a croissant left. Do you want it? → Il reste un croissant. Tu le veux?
I don't want this apple. Take it → Je ne veux pas de cette pomme. Prends-la.
It's a good film. Did you see it? → C'est un bon film. Tu l'as vu?
He's got a new car. - Yes, I saw it → Il a une nouvelle voiture. - Oui, je l'ai vue.
What did you learn from it? → Qu'en avez-vous retiré?
of it → en
I'm proud of it → J'en suis fier.
in it → y
put the book in it → mettez-y le livre
it's on it → c'est dessus
he agreed to it → il y a consenti
Did you go to it? → Y êtes-vous allé(s)?
above it → (au-)dessus
over it → (au-)dessus
below it → (en) dessous
under it → (en) dessous
in front of it → devant
behind it → derrière
Salt? I think it's better without it → Du sel? Je pense que c'est meilleur sans.
it's is short for it is or it has: It's raining heavily .