"It is true."

Translation:Es cierto.

March 18, 2013



What's the difference between cierto and verdad?

March 18, 2013


I believe "verdad" is a noun, meaning "truth" whereas "cierto" is an adjective, meaning "true," but like joshrayburn said, its meaning is closer to "certain."

September 25, 2013


I don't believe that's true, "es verdad" is a common enough expression for "its true". Maybe cierto is more common when an adjective is required though.

June 23, 2015


gynesis- but verdad is also used as an adjective. Es un hombre de verdad, he's a real man.

February 23, 2016


but it's still a noun here. 'A man of truth'

March 12, 2016


I think "cierto" means "certain".

March 19, 2013


Me dont know

January 1, 2017


seguro should be interchangeable here with cierto FYI

September 13, 2014


It is known

May 4, 2014


what about ' es real' // it's wrong? lol

July 30, 2014


Real and true are different concepts. The tree in front of your house is real, but it's not true. The claim that you have a tree in front of your house is true.

April 24, 2018


I was wondering if cierto in this context is also used in Spain or if this is a latin american expression? '(since I never encountered it like that in Spain...) does anybody know this?

October 25, 2014


"It is true?....You're just a -scavenger-?" :Kylo Ren, Star Wars: The Force Awakens

March 29, 2016


Does this mean that 'es la verdad' is incorrect. I guess the direct translation would be 'it is the truth'. Why would that not be acceptable?

May 18, 2016


My understanding is that "es verdad" and "es cierto" both translate as "true" which in turn would mean "It is true" and that "verdad" = "truth" and "cierto" = "certain".

March 21, 2013


It is truth, (verdad). vs. It is true, (cierto).

September 27, 2013


Normally, the best English translation for the sentence "Es verdad," as opposed to trying to go word by word, is "It's true."

April 24, 2018


I wrote "Es cierta" and it is wrong?!

August 17, 2014


Es cierto with an o. The gender is fixed too.

June 23, 2015


I typed in lo es verdad. Why is this not correct?

October 24, 2016


Here's a general observation about why Duolingo may reject a translation that seems obviously OK to the learner: Probably because no one says it that way, and if Duolingo told you your answer was correct, they would be encouraging you to speak Spanish like a foreigner.

Another possibility is that your answer is fine, but it didn't occur to Duolingo that someone would add an unnecessary word. However, after a question has been on Duolingo for a few years, Duo has probably added all the reasonable translations to their list of correct answers. "It is true" has been here for 5 years. Duo accepts "Es verdad" and "Es cierto." So apparently those are better translations, corresponding to what Spanish-speakers actually say.

Btw, the correct use of "lo" can be tricky. Example: I sleep enough. = Duermo bastante. = Duermo lo suficiente. "Bastante" can be either an adjective or an adverb. Here it's an adverb. "Suficiente" can only be an adjective, but "lo suficiente" together act as an adverb. :-)

April 24, 2018


it's damn true

November 10, 2017


All good questions

November 15, 2017


Why not "Esto es verdad"? Or does "Esto" only apply to physical objects?

April 23, 2013


Esto means "this," so "Esto es verdad" is a perfectly good sentence, but not a translation of "It is true." Definitely doesn't only apply to physical objects.

February 10, 2014


why not "lo es cierto"

January 12, 2016


dylant- lo is a complement, it, is a subject. There's no complement in, it is true. You can use LO in a sentence like this one : Have you brought the momney? yes I brought it, sí, lo traje.

February 23, 2016


I got this after the sentence "You're not real"

October 14, 2016


verdad and cierto mean the same thing it is one of the options you gave if you click on the word

February 10, 2017


"Verdad" and "cierto" have overlapping meanings. For "It is true," you can use either word. In other sentences "cierto" or "verdad" might be a better choice than the other.

April 24, 2018


All goodies

November 15, 2017


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