Translation of "it" - English-Spanish dictionary


pronoun /ˈai ˈtiː/

(used as the subject of a verb or object of a verb or preposition) the thing spoken of, used especially of lifeless things and of situations, but also of animals and babies

él; ella; ello (sujeto); lo, la (complemento directo)
If you find my pencil, please give it to me
The dog is in the garden, isn’t it?
I picked up the baby because it was crying
He decided to run a mile every morning but he couldn’t keep it up.

used as a subject in certain kinds of sentences eg in talking about the weather, distance or time

(se usa como sujeto en oraciones impersonales: it is cold = hace frío)
Is it raining very hard?
It’s cold
It is five o’clock
Is it the fifth of March?
It’s two miles to the village
Is it your turn to make the tea?
It is impossible for him to finish the work
It was nice of you to come
Is it likely that he would go without us?

(usually as the subject of the verb be) used to give emphasis to a certain word or phrase

(se usa para dar énfasis a ciertas palabras o frases)
It was you (that) I wanted to see, not Mary.

used with some verbs as a direct object with little meaning

lo, la
The car broke down and we had to walk it
Oh, bother it!
its adjective

belonging to it

su, sus
The bird has hurt its wing.
itself pronoun

used as the object of a verb or preposition when an object, animal itself is the object of an action it performs

a sí mismo, a sí misma
The cat looked at itself in the mirror
The cat stretched itself by the fire.

used to emphasize it or the name of an object, animal etc

en sí
The house itself is quite small, but the garden is big.

without help etc

él mismo, él solo, sin ayuda
’How did the dog get in?’ ’Oh, it can open the gate itself.’
its is an adjective or pronoun expressing possession: a cat and its kittens. it’s is short for it is or it has: It’s raining heavily.

(Translation of “it” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)

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