"It is a newspaper."
Překlad:To jsou noviny.
This free-standing "to" can mean he, she, it, they, this, that, these, and those. Noviny is a plural noun even if it is just one newspaper. (The sg. "novina" does not exist with this meaning.) That plural governs the verb: To jsou noviny; it could be one or more newspapers. A few more nouns like this are nůžky, dveře, kalhoty, šaty, and all kinds of words for underwear. They also take special numbers: jedny, dvoje, troje, čtvery, patery...