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"It" is a pronoun which is often translated as "lo", and "her" is an adjective which is often translated as "su". Learn more about the difference between "it" and "her" below.
it(
iht
)
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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her(
huhr
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (possessive)
a. su
Her children are very bright.Sus hijos son muy inteligentes.
I cannot stand her attitude any longer.Ya no puedo soportar más su actitud.
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
2. (personal)
a. ella (emphatic use)
Please, explain it to her.Por favor, explícaselo a ella.
b. la (direct object)
I love her, but she loves someone else.La amo, pero ella ama a otro.
c. le (indirect object)
Give her all the money she needs!¡Dale todo el dinero que necesite!
3. (possessive)
a. el suyo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la suya
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
My house is nice and warm unlike hers.Mi casa está calentita, no como la suya.
My son is sportier than hers.Mi hijo es más deportista que el suyo.
b. el de ella
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
, la de ella
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Have you seen my sister's new car? Hers is more expensive than mine, of course!¿Viste el coche nuevo de mi hermana? El de ella es más caro que el mío, ¡por supuesto!
We both bought new skirts but hers looks better than mine.Las dos nos compramos faldas nuevas pero la de ella le queda mejor que la mía.
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