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"It" is a pronoun which is often translated as "lo", and "they" is a pronoun which is often translated as "ellos". Learn more about the difference between "it" and "they" 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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they(
they
)
A pronoun is a word that stands in for a noun (e.g. she).
1. (subject)
a. ellos (masculine)
They work in the rail industry.Ellos trabajan en la industria ferroviaria.
b. ellas (feminine)
They are sisters.Ellas son hermanas.
2. (indefinite use)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
That's what they say!¡Eso es lo que se dice!
The lights in the sky never change, or so they thought.Las luces del cielo nunca cambian o eso pensaban.
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