Esto es

JanC1Kwiziq community member

Esto es

Hi, why is it 'esto es' and not 'eso es', as it  is translated as 'that is'?

Thank you,

Jan

Asked 11 months ago
InmaKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hola Jan

In this instance, this "esto es" is not really a literal "this is...", it's a set phrase that we use as a synonym to "es decir", as in an "explanatory" connective. We don't have a lesson for "esto es" but we do have one for "es decir / o sea" which are used the same way. 

es decir 

I hope this clarified it.

Saludos

Inma

JanC1Kwiziq community member

Thank you.

Esto es

Hi, why is it 'esto es' and not 'eso es', as it  is translated as 'that is'?

Thank you,

Jan

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