In the season premier, we'll learn about the personal pronouns (I, you, ...) in German. And we'll run into two very annoying bits of German grammar :)
"es" means "it" - that's the short story. But there's more to 'es' than that. Today, we'll take a thorough look at all its uses and functions. #grammarnerd
This root was essentially a pointer to a presence that was not yourself.
this, that here
It could be a person or thing, but also a place or a time.
Here’s an overview over the relatives
- he, him, his
- it (used to be “hit”)
- et cetera
German and English sources “spell” the root very differently, but I think they’re talking about the same thing.