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German - English (British) translations for "es"

"es" German translation




Es is a German pronoun that translates to 'it' in English. It is used as a placeholder for a noun or to refer to something previously mentioned.

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Meaning: it

Es regnet heute.

It's raining today.

Meaning: there

Es gibt viele Menschen hier.

There are many people here.

Meaning: he/she/it

Es ist ein schönes Auto.

It is a beautiful car.

Meaning: this/that

Ich möchte es kaufen.

I want to buy this/that.

Meaning: something

Es stimmt etwas nicht.

Something is not right.


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A1: Es regnet heute.

It's raining today.

A1: Es ist spät.

It is late.

A1: Es schmeckt gut.

It tastes good.

B1: Es wird Zeit, dass wir gehen.

It's time for us to go.

B1: Ich denke, es war gestern Abend.

I think it was last night.

B1: Es hat lange gedauert, bis ich es verstanden habe.

It took a long time for me to understand it.

C1: Es wäre schön gewesen, wenn du dabei gewesen wärst.

It would have been nice if you had been there.

C1: Es lässt sich nicht leugnen, dass er ein talentierter Musiker ist.

It cannot be denied that he is a talented musician.

C2: Es sei denn, du bist bereit, das Risiko einzugehen, würde ich dir davon abraten.

Unless you are willing to take the risk, I would advise against it.

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In German, es is one of the most commonly used pronouns. It can be used as a subject, object, or indirect object pronoun. For example, 'Es regnet' means 'It's raining', where es is the subject pronoun. In this case, es doesn't refer to anything specific but rather acts as a placeholder for the weather conditions.

Es can also be used to refer to something previously mentioned in a conversation or text. For instance, 'Ich habe ein Auto gekauft. Es ist rot.' translates to 'I bought a car. It's red.' Here, es refers back to the car that was just mentioned.

Finally, es can be used idiomatically in certain expressions and phrases. For example, 'Es gibt' means 'There is/are'. This expression is often used when talking about the existence of something or introducing a new topic.

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