Let’s learn how to use the Italian verb esserci and specifically its forms c’è and ci sono. C’è, ci sono: the Italian verb esserci.
C’è and ci sono
All’agriturismo c’è un cavallo.
C’è / ci sono means there is / there are.
C’è is followed by the singular, ci sono by the plural or several things. The subject always comes after c’è/ci sono.
|+ singular||C’è un cavallo.||There is a horse.|
|+ plural||Ci sono dei cavalli.||There are a horse.|
|+ several things||Ci sono un gatto e un cane.||There are a cat and a dog.|
The verb esserci
It is the verb essere together with ci, which basically means there. Before è, ci is apostrophized and becomes c’.
C’è / ci sono thus denotes that something is somewhere, either generally there, or in a particular place that is mentioned.
|C’è un cavallo.||There is a horse.|
|All’agriturismo c’è un cavallo.||There is a horse at the farm.|
|A Roma ci sono molti turisti.||There are many tourists in Rome.|
|In frigorifero ci sono delle uova.||There are eggs in the refrigerator.|
C’è / ci sono is also used to talk about the weather, especially to say that the weather is good/bad and that it is sunny.
|Oggi c’è bel tempo.||Today is beautiful weather.|
|Oggi c’è brutto tempo.||Today is bad weather.|
|Oggi c’è il sole.||It’s sunny today.|
You can find more about the weather here.