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Meanings

1.
it
(also occassionally "he" or "she")
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2.
"nothing"
(can be an empty filler that just serves to fill the first spot)
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How to use "es" in German

"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


Word Family

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
  • her
  • it (used to be “hit”)
  • here
  • hither
  • cis-
  • et cetera

German and English sources “spell” the root very differently, but I think they’re talking about the same thing.

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