The neutral pronoun lo

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The neutral pronoun lo

The neutral pronoun lo does not change to agree with number and gender and is used in the following structures:

  • Lo + adjective: meaning “the/a” + adjective + “thing”, which puts emphasis on the adjective.

Lo malo de Betty es que es tacaña.

The bad thing about Betty is that she's stingy.

Lo bueno es beber 2 litros de agua al día.

A good thing is to drink 2 liters of water a day.

  • Lo + que: meaning “that” or “what”, replacing an idea that is understood.

Estoy ahorrando todo lo que puedo para ir de vacaciones.

I'm saving all I can so I can to go on vacation.

No sé lo que quiero comer.

I don't know what (food) I want to eat.

  • Lo + adverb: meaning “as” adjective “as”. 

Llegaré lo antes posible.

I'll be there as soon as possible.

  • Lo + de + noun: to talk about someone or a situation indirectly.

¿Te has enterado de lo de Carolina?

Have you heard about Carolina?

  • De + lo + más + adjective: to place emphasis on the adjective.

Este restaurante es de lo más caro = el restaurante es carísimo.

This restaurant is so expensive = the restaurant is very expensive

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