There are 2 main translations of lo in English:

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lo 1

artículo definido

  • 1prefiero lo dulce
    I prefer sweet things
    lo difícil es más interesante
    difficult things are more interesting
    dejemos lo difícil para mañana
    let's leave the difficult part until tomorrow
    lo interesante del caso es que …
    the interesting thing about the case is that …
    ¿estoy en lo correcto?
    am I right?
    desde lo alto de la sierra
    from high up in the mountains
    trata de ser lo más objetivo posible
    try to be as objective as possible
    lo expresado por mi colega
    what my colleague said
    que cada cual se ocupe de lo suyo
    everyone should take care of their own things
    se ha enterado de lo nuestro
    she's found out about us
    lo de la enfermedad de su madre es puro cuento
    this business o story about his mother being ill is complete fiction
    lo de Rafael fue realmente trágico
    what happened to Rafael was really tragic
    lo de María es muy triste
    it's very sad about María
    voy a lo de Cristina (Río de la Plata)
    I'm going to Cristina's
    I'm going to Cristina's house o [familiar] place
  • 2 (con oraciones de relativo) See examples: no entiendo lo que dices
    I don't understand what you're saying
    haz lo que creas oportuno
    do as you see fit
    do what you think fit
    lo que más me gustó fue la música
    what I liked most was the music
    lo que es por mí, que se muera [familiar]
    for all I care o as far as I'm concerned, he can drop dead
    [familiar] en lo que se refiere a la televisión …
    as far as television is concerned …
    lo cual orlo que fue desmentido por el Gobierno
    which was denied by the Government
  • 3 (con valor ponderativo) See examples: ¡lo que debe haber sufrido!
    how she must have suffered!
    ¿no te das cuenta de lo ridículo que es?
    don't you realize how ridiculous it is?
    ¡no te imaginas lo que fue aquello!
    you can't imagine what it was like!
    ¿has visto lo mal que habla?
    you see how badly he speaks?
    ¡lo que es tener la conciencia tranquila!
    it's wonderful o what it is to have a clear conscience!
    pobre abuelo, con lo enfermo que está …
    poor grandpa, he's so ill …
    nosotros estábamos aquí lo más tranquilos [familiar]
    we were just sitting here as quiet as you like

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There are 2 main translations of lo in English:

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lo 2

pronombre personal

  • 2 (con ser, estar, haber) See examples:¿que si estoy harta? pues sí, lo estoy
    am I fed up? well, yes, I am
    si ella es capaz de hacerlo yo también lo soy
    if she can do it, so can I
    no será estúpido, pero lo parece
    he may not be stupid but he certainly acts like it
    ¿hay algo que hacer? — sí, lo hay, y mucho
    is there anything needs doing? — yes, there is, plenty

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