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Esperanto "it"

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In English, it is extremely common to use "it" all the time. Does the Esperanto "ĝi" work the same way and is it used in the same frequency? Dankon!

3 years ago

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From what I've observed, in many instances where "it" is only used because there needs to be a subject, Esperanto just drops it.

Example: "It rains." -> "Pluvas."

3 years ago

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Simile kun: "Estas varme hodiaŭ" = "It is warm today".

3 years ago

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Dankon!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Evildea

"Ĝi" is only used in Esperanto when referencing a physical thing. So when you say "It is raining" you're just using "it" here as a place-holder and it's not needed in Esperanto. In English we sometimes also say things like "I will think about it" when referencing an idea rather than a physical object. Here we would use "Mi pripensos tion". So although generally it's a match there are some differences.

3 years ago
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