Ich bin's Nadja - lesson 10.6

Peter--252

Peter--252

In Lesson 10.6 we have the sentence:
Hallo, ich bin’s Nadja.  The translation is Hi, it's Nadja speaking.  (An alternative could be Nadja hier.)

The context is that it is a telephone call.  
I just wonder why there's an 's tacked on to bin.

I assume it's short for Ich bin es Nadja, or something similar, but is it just a colloquialism or is there a point of grammar I've missed?
sfpugh

sfpugh

Yes, I think you are right, it's just a contraction of
Ich bin es Nadja

I suppose the nearest translation would be "It's me Nadja" although I suppose it is literally "I am it Nadja"
 

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