a nice shape to it

Langosta

Senior Member
Argentina - Español
Hola a todos,

Estoy traduciendo un reportaje a un productor musical norteamericano, que eligió las 10 mejores canciones de un artista argentino con quien trabaja desde hace mucho tiempo. Sobre una de las canciones que seleccionó, escribió lo siguiente:

The song structure has a nice shape to it.

La parte final me desconcierta un poco. Lo que yo entiendo: La estructura de la canción le da una linda forma. Me gustaría que alguien me indique si estoy en lo correcto. Gracias.
 
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  • Langosta

    Senior Member
    Argentina - Español
    Hi gengo,

    So, "it" in this sentence refers to the song structure and not to the song itself, right? That's what confuses me, I don't know how to understand the "to it" part of the sentence.
     

    gengo

    Senior Member
    American English
    So, "it" in this sentence refers to the song structure and not to the song itself, right? That's what confuses me, I don't know how to understand the "to it" part of the sentence.
    Yes, it is the structure. "To have a {adjective} xxx to it" is a set construction, in which the "to it" is merely emphatic.

    Ex.
    Your name has a nice ring to it. (It sounds nice)

    That house has a nice shape to it.

    Those barking dogs have a dangerous look to them.
     
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