"Kyiv is a capital."
Translation:Київ - це столиця.
July 3, 2015
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"Це" is often used in "A is a B"-type sentences that are "definitions" classifying some things through other things (Кіт — це тварина). It is optional, though.
Київ - це столиця. is like "Kyiv - it's a capital"
Because we tend to omit є, це is quite a handy thing to use to make clear that what you're saying is a "definition"