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it 1

British English: /ɪt/
American English: /ɪt/

pronoun

  • 1 (the thing, animal, young child previously mentioned)
    as direct obj.
    ihn/sie/es
    as indirect obj.
    ihm/ihr/ihm
    behind/under it the book was not in the cupboard but behind it
    das Buch war nicht im Schrank, sondern dahinter
    the animal turned and snarled at the huntsman behind it
    das Tier drehte sich um und knurrte den Jäger hinter sich Dat. an
    the cathedral and the buildings around it
    der Dom und die umliegenden Gebäude
  • 2 (the person in question)who is it?
    wer ist da?
    it was the children
    es waren die Kinder
    is it you, father?
    bist du es, Vater?
    Are you the one responsible for all this mess? — No, it's him
    Sind Sie für dieses Durcheinander verantwortlich? — Nein, er
  • 3
    subj. of impers. v.
    es
    it is snowing/warm
    es schneit/ist warm
    it is winter/midnight/ten o'clock
    es ist Winter/Mitternacht/zehn Uhr
    it is ten miles to Oxford
    es sind zehn Meilen bis Oxford
    it says in the Bible that …
    in der Bibel heißt es, dass …
    in der Bibel steht, dass …
    had it not been a Sunday …
    wenn nicht Sonntag gewesen wäre …
    if it hadn't been for you …
    wenn du nicht gewesen wärst, …
  • 4
    anticipating subj. or obj.
    es
    it is typical of her to do that
    es ist typisch für sie, so etwas zu tun
    it is absurd talking or to talk like that
    es ist absurd, so zu reden
    it is a difficult time, winter
    es ist eine schwierige Zeit, der Winter
    it is not often that we see them
    wir sehen sie nicht oft
    it was for our sake that he did it
    um unseretwillen hat er es getan
    it is to him that you must apply
    an ihn musst du dich wenden
  • 5
    as antecedent to relative
    es
    it was us who saw him
    wir waren es, die ihn gesehen haben
    wir haben ihn gesehen
    it was a large sum of money that he found
    was er fand, war ein großer Geldbetrag
  • 6
    as indef. obj.
    es
    I can't cope with it any more
    ich halte das nicht mehr länger aus
    have a hard time of it
    eine schwere Zeit haben
    what is it?
    was ist los?
    was ist denn?
  • 7 (exactly what is needed)That's it! That's exactly what I've been looking for
    Das ist es! Genau das habe ich gesucht
    a gift that is really ˈit
    das ideale Geschenk [colloquial]
    he thinks he's really ˈit
    er denkt, er ist der Größte [colloquial]
  • 8 (the extreme limit of achievement)this is really ˈit
    das ist wirklich [einsame od. absolute] Spitze [colloquial]
  • 9 [colloquial]
    (sexual appeal) das gewisse Etwas [colloquial]
  • 10that's ˈit [colloquial] (that's the problem)
    das ist es [eben]
    (that's the end) jetzt ist Schluss
    (my patience is at an end) jetzt reichts [mir]
    (that's true) genau [colloquial]
    when you've done your stint, that's ˈit!
    wenn du deinen Anteil geleistet hast, dann fertig od. dann wars das
    this is ˈit [colloquial] (the time for action)
    (the real problem) das ist es [eben]
  • 11 (in children's games)you're ˈit!
    du bist! [colloquial] its, → itself

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it 2

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IT

abbreviation

  • information technology

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