In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(replacing noun)lolalegen not translatedit's enormous — es enorme
- there's nothing behind/on top of it — no hay nada detrás/encima
- don't sign it — no lo/la firmes
- sign it — fírmalo/fírmala
- I gave it another coat of paint — le di otra mano de pintura
- stop it! — ¡basta!
- I don't understand it — no lo entiendo
- it's all lies — son todas mentiras
- damn/blast it! — ¡maldita sea!
- I hear it might snow tonight.
- I need a fresh start and hopefully this is it.
- If you want my recommendation for a wonderfully quirky film that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, this is it.
- When it gets cold in Chicago, the snow way up to my knees, I still wear my sandals.
- But one voice truly stood out - and it did not belong to any of the private school pupils in the show.
- It was now past ten o'clock.
- Ultimately, the thing about the eclectic DJ set is that it's really, really difficult to pull off.
- The great thing about an event like this is that it involves people from all walks of life and there is a real sense of camaraderie.
- It is some fifteen hundred miles from there to Fairbanks.
- Once you have released a virus you can't take it back, it will always be out there.
- It was three years in later, in 1978, that I returned to England.
- This bathroom's amazing, have you seen it?
- When the long warm nights get you in the mood to party, there should really only be one CD on the playlist - and this is it.
- Got this email yesterday which was very sad, this is it in its entirety.
- The weather has forgotten the rules - it's snowing in June.
- If you only visit one museum in Perth make sure this is it, because it boasts the best collection of Aboriginal art in Australia.
- If officials in Washington should read just one book, this is it.
- I don't know if this is it's permanent time slot, though.
- It should not be underestimated how big this is - it's the world's top choral event.
- When I was reading about this, it was just a proposal!
- Mrs. Henderson walked into the room holding a tray with his breakfast on it.
- It's summer in Mexico and the teenagers are about to embark upon the adventure of a lifetime.
2(introducing person, thing, event)who is it? — ¿quién es?
- it's me — soy yo
- it's Bill — es Bill
- it was you, wasn't it? — fuiste tú ¿no?
- what is it you want me to do? — ¿qué es lo que quieres que haga?
- don't worry, I'll see to it — no te preocupes, yo me encargo (de ello)
- it's his attitude that I don't like — su actitud es lo que no me gusta
- it was a dress, not a blouse she bought — fue un vestido, no una blusa lo que compró
- a little higher up … that's it! — un poco más arriba … ¡ahí está! / ¡eso es!
- one more and that's it — uno más y ya está / se acabó
- he's very ambitious — that's just it! — es muy ambicioso — ¡precisamente ahí está el problema!
- that's it, then — bueno, ya está
3(in impersonal constructions)it's good to see you — da gusto verte
- it's raining/snowing — está lloviendo/nevando
- it's hot/cold — hace calor/frío
- it's two o'clock — son las dos
- how long is it since we met? — ¿cuánto hace que nos conocimos?
- it's been five years since I saw you — hace cinco años que no te veo
- it would appear so — así / eso parece
- it says here that … — aquí dice que …
- it is known/said/believed that … — se sabe/dice/cree que …
4(in children's games)you're it — tú (la) paras
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