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"It" is a pronoun which is often translated as "lo", and "there" is an adverb which is often translated as "ahí". Learn more about the difference between "it" and "there" 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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there(
thehr
)
An adverb is a word that describes a verb, an adjective, or other adverbs (e.g. to run quickly, very tired).
1. (used to indicate place)
a. ahí (close to the listener)
You can leave your coat there.Puedes dejar tu abrigo ahí.
b. allí (further away from the listener)
I left the books there because I didn't know where to put them.Dejé los libros allí porque no sabía dónde ponerlos.
c. allá (even further away from the listener)
I have a friend who lives in London. I'm going to visit him there in October.Tengo un amigo que vive en Londres. Voy a visitarlo allá en octubre.
2. (at that point)
a. ahí
That's all the time we have for now, so we'll have to stop there.Ya no nos da tiempo para más, así que lo dejaremos ahí por ahora.
3. (used to indicate existence)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
There aren't enough chairs in this office.No hay suficientes sillas en esta oficina.
There were a lot of people at the party.Había mucha gente en la fiesta.
An interjection is a short utterance that expresses emotion, hesitation, or protest (e.g. Wow!).
4. (used to indicate completion)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
There! All of the boxes have been packed.¡Hecho! Se han empacado todas las cajas.
There! The car shouldn't give you any more trouble after that fix.¡Listo! El coche no te debería dar más problemas después de esa reparación.
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