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ça or le, la l' as it

Kevin E.B2Kwiziq community member

ça or le, la l' as it

Hi all.  Can someone advise me as to when one uses ça as 'it' rather than le, la, l' eg. je le déteste or je déteste ça?  I have just done an exercise where the latter was used for 'I hate it', I would have used 'le'.  I can understand it being used for I hate 'that' but here it was used for 'it'.  Thanks in advance/ merci en avance, Kevin

Asked 1 month ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Kevin, 

Without the actual example it is very difficult to give a precise answer but please  take a look at this discussion on the same topic which I think will answer your query.
It also contain links to specific lessons which might help you further.  

https://french.kwiziq.com/questions/view/le-or-ca-for-it-why

Hope this helps ! 

Jim J.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Bonjour Kevin

"C'est" vs "Il/Elle est" to say it is/she is/he is in French

In particular review the previous posts at the very end of the above link

I think that this will help you.

Bonne journée

Jim

ça or le, la l' as it

Hi all.  Can someone advise me as to when one uses ça as 'it' rather than le, la, l' eg. je le déteste or je déteste ça?  I have just done an exercise where the latter was used for 'I hate it', I would have used 'le'.  I can understand it being used for I hate 'that' but here it was used for 'it'.  Thanks in advance/ merci en avance, Kevin

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