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"It" is a pronoun which is often translated as "lo", and "place" is a noun which is often translated as "el lugar". Learn more about the difference between "it" and "place" 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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place(
pleys
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (physical location)
a. el lugar
(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).
We visit the same place every summer.Visitamos el mismo lugar todos los veranos.
b. el sitio
(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).
This is a good place to stop and camp for the night.Este es un buen sitio para parar y acampar durante la noche.
2. (house)
a. la casa
(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).
Why don't we all go to my place for dinner?¿Por qué no vamos todos a mi casa a cenar?
3. (seat)
a. el asiento
(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).
Please take your places; the show is about to start.Favor de tomar sus asientos. Dentro de poco empezará la presentación.
b. la plaza
(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).
Sorry, there aren't any places left.Lo siento, no quedan plazas libres.
4. (position)
a. el lugar
(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).
Try to put yourself in my place.Intente ponerse en mi lugar.
b. el puesto
(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).
(job)
I'd love to find a place in that company.Me encantaría encontrar un puesto en esa empresa.
c. la posición
(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).
(rank)
He took first place at the tournament.Quedó en primera posición en el torneo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
5. (to put)
a. poner
Help me place this in that box.Ayúdeme a poner esto en esa caja.
b. colocar
We reached an agreement with the store to have our products placed near the front.Llegamos a un acuerdo con la tienda para colocar nuestros productos en la entrada.
6. (to estimate)
a. estimar
The medical examiner placed the time of death at ten.El forense estimó la hora de muerte a las diez.
b. ubicar
I couldn't place him when he first greeted me.No lo pude ubicar cuando me saludó.
7. (commerce)
a. hacer
Our clients placed a new order at the trade show.Nuestros clientes nos hicieron un pedido en la feria.
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