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Gerald Erichsen

How Do You Say 'It' in Spanish?

By February 7, 2012

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If you've learned Spanish for more than a few weeks, you probably know that él typically means "he" (or sometimes "him") and ella means "she." But did you also know that both of these words are sometimes used to say "it"? Other words such as lo, la and ello are also used at times to mean "it." But more often than not, as explained in our lesson about "it," no word is used at all.


September 26, 2012 at 7:14 pm
(1) me says:

How do you say ” thats what it is”

September 28, 2012 at 12:22 pm
(2) Spanish Guide says:

A literal translation would be “Eso es lo que es.” Beyond that, it depends on what you’re trying to say.

October 26, 2012 at 9:41 pm
(3) Help please says:

If I’m tryin to say ” it is Colton from your sixth period” how do I say “it” then? Please answer soon or please email me

December 6, 2012 at 4:20 pm
(4) Dana Harrloe says:

I have 2 hispanic gardners and I want to leave a Xmas tip. How do I say in espanol “You divide the money in the fairest manner?”

December 17, 2012 at 7:50 am
(5) Ms. T says:

How do you say,”The children broke my mirror. Can you tell them to be more careful ,please?”

February 19, 2013 at 9:10 am
(6) Nella says:

(1) que es eso?
(4) “Esto es para ustedes, por favor divídanlo entre los dos” o ”
(5) Los niños rompieron mi espejo. Podrían decirles que tengan mas cuidado por favor?

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