"You are a boy."
Translation:Tu sei un ragazzo.
when you hover over E (accented) in a previous question it defines it as "he/she/it" (3rd person) AND "(you) are" (2nd person, formal), so i think you can use both verbs (though the pronoun tu would have to change to precede E):
like in spanish you can say tu eres (you are) OR usted ES (you are) similar to the 3rd person he/she/it - ella ES. "Usted es" is usually formal like for adults, or being polite etc...
"Tu sono" doesn't mean anything in Italian. 'sono' is the form of the verb used with 'io' or 'loro' never with 'tu'
Italian verbs change their form depending on who the subject is. The verb essere which means "to be", has the following forms:
io sono - I am
tu sei - you are (singular you)
lui/lei è - he/she is
noi siamo - we are
voi siete - you are (plural you)
loro sono - they are
Hope that helps. :)
Not really no - Italian generally doesn't use 'it' as a subject pronoun. ie. the sentence "it is a cat" would just be translated as "è un gatto"
Subject pronouns (such as io, tu, lui, lei, etc) are optional in Italian. This is because you can deduce the subject from the form of the verb that was used in the sentence. (For example: è is only used when the subject is a third person singular subject - ie. he, she, it, the woman, the dog).
Since the endings of conjugated verb forms indicate person and number, subject pronouns may be omitted in Italian except when necessary: (1) for clarity, (2) when modified by anche (also), or (3) when emphasis or contrast is desired. 'It' and 'they' referring to things are almost never used in Italian and need not be translated
While “it” isn’t used, there are rather archaic words for them: esso and essa. And if you ever run across them there are two very formal words for he and she, I think never used in speech but you might see it in writing : egli = lui and Ella = she. Don’t try to use them though they are antiquated.
We have 4 indefinite articles in Italian: un, uno, un' and una. Un and uno are both used with masculine nouns. Un is used with nouns starting with most consonants and all vowels, whereas Uno is used with nouns starting with s + another consonant, z, gn, pn, ps, x, y. E.g. un uomo (a man), un ristorante (a restaurant), uno studente (a student), uno zaino (a backpack) etc. Un' and una are used with feminine nouns. Un' is used with feminine words starting with a vowel whereas una is used with all feminine words starting with consonant. E.g. un'amica (a friend), una donna ( a woman). Hope this helps :)
I usually remember it by how short both words are. Also, look at the endings. In Italian, the endings for verbs in singular are typically: o, i, and e for I, you, and he/she respectively. For instance, bevo (I drink), bevi (you drink), and beve (he/she drinks). The same goes for sono (I am) and sei (you are). The endings give it away. Hope this helps!