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"I understand you" is a phrase which is often translated as "te entiendo", and "it" is a pronoun which is often translated as "lo". Learn more about the difference between "I understand you" and "it" below.
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A phrase is a group of words commonly used together (e.g once upon a time).
phrase
1. (used to address one person)
a. te entiendo
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
You don't have to apologize. I understand you.No tienes que disculparte. Te entiendo.
b. te comprendo
A word of phrase used to refer to the second person informal “tú” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. How are you?).
(informal)
(singular)
I understand you. I think I'm in love with you.Te comprendo. Creo que estoy enamorado de ti.
c. lo entiendo
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular, masculine)
Mister Sawyer, I understand you. I'll have the project finished by Monday.Señor Sawyer, lo entiendo. Terminaré el proyecto para lunes.
d. lo comprendo
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(singular, masculine)
I understand you. I won't make the same mistake again.Lo comprendo. No volveré a cometer el mismo error.
e. la entiendo (singular, feminine)
Mrs. Stein, I understand you. I'll make sure this won't happen again.Sra. Stein, la entiendo. Me aseguraré de que esto no ocurra de nuevo.
f. la comprendo (singular, feminine)
I understand you, but there's nothing else I can do.La comprendo, pero no hay nada más que pueda hacer.
2. (used to address multiple people)
a. los entiendo (plural, masculine or mixed gender)
Voters, I understand you. My policies will help you.Votantes, los entiendo. Mis políticas van a ayudarlos.
b. los comprendo (plural, masculine or mixed gender)
I understand you, and I think we can all work together.Los comprendo, y creo que todos nosotros podemos trabajar juntos.
c. las entiendo (plural, feminine)
I understand you, ladies, but you had enough time to finish the project.Las entiendo, señoritas, pero tuvieron tiempo suficiente para terminar el proyecto.
d. las comprendo (plural, feminine)
I understand you. You have every reason to be angry.Las comprendo. Tienen toda la razón en estar enojadas.
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it(
iht
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A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (direct object)
a. lo (masculine)
I couldn't believe it.No lo podía creer.
b. la (feminine)
Buy some meat and cook it.Compra carne y cocínala.
2. (indirect object)
a. le
Why did you give it a name? It's a bike!¿Por qué le diste un nombre? ¡Es una bicicleta!
3. (after preposition)
a. él (masculine)
Here's the envelope. There's something inside it.Aquí esta el sobre. Hay algo dentro de él.
b. ella (feminine)
The child jumped into the bed, convinced that there was something under it.El niño brincó sobre la cama, convencido de que había algo debajo de ella.
c. ello (neuter)
Forget about it!¡Olvídate de ello!
4. (personal)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I don't think it will fit in the car.No creo que cabrá dentro del coche.
It is heavier than I thought.Pesa más de lo que pensaba.
5. (impersonal)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
It was a foggy night.Era una noche nublada.
It's raining cats and dogs out there!¡Está lloviendo a cántaros afuera!
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