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When use »c'est« and when »il est« ?

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I recognized that il can also be used for non-personal nouns. Could somebody explain the differences in use to me, please?

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Here is a lovely about.com article http://french.about.com/library/weekly/aa032500.htm I still screw this up sometimes!

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Ce (the “c'” from “c'est”) is a demonstrative pronoun and is used when the subject is a known object, since there is no “it” in French. Il is only used for things like the weather (Il pleut, il fait chaud etc.), when the subject is more the situation than an object.

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So, "c'est" means "that is" and "il est" means "he is" or "it is".

MfG

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