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C’est Versus Il Est

You cannot translate "c’est" = 'it is', "il est" = 'he is'. In French, both "il est" and "c’est" translate as 'it is', 'he is'. What matters is what comes next: a noun or an adjective. This rule is not easy for English speakers: it’s already hard enough to refer to a thing by him or her, it is even harder to use "c’est" + a person It sounds in English like you are saying 'it's' + person... very very bad... You need to train a lot on this concept before it becomes natural to you. [Read More...]