Translation of "it" - English-Japanese dictionary


pronoun uk /ɪt/ us /ɪt/

A1 used to mean the thing, situation, or idea that has already been talked about

‘Have you seen my bag?’ ‘It’s in the hall.’
It was a bad experience and I don’t want to talk about it.

A1 used before some adjectives, nouns, or verbs to introduce an opinion or description of a situation

It’s unlikely that she’ll arrive on time.
It’s a pity you can’t come with us.

A2 used with a verb in sentences giving the time, date, weather, or distances

It rained all day.
What time is it?

used to say the name of a person or thing when the person you are speaking to does not know

It’s your dad on the phone.
noun [ no plural ] uk /ˌaɪˈtiː/ us /ˌɑɪˈti/

A2 the use of computers and other electronic equipment to keep and send information


(Translation of “it” from the Cambridge English–Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)