Can I ask (and maybe this is covered later), if the verb "to be" is not usually used, what is это ? Or is this just one of the rare times it is used? I am confused by that in the tips and tricks and then all of our sentences end up being "this is" and "that is" and they all use это instead of the em-dash. Can anyone help?
They want you to put some é or è (I'm horrible at accents), because э sounds more like one of these accentted E's.---------Anyway, at least in windows: È=ALT+0200 É=ALT+0201 è=ALT+0232 é=ALT+0233 (You press ALT, not getting your finger off of it, and then you write the numbers. And then you get the accented letter (: ).--------And I also think it should be acceptable. It's acceptable in the Italian Duo course, and probably in many other Duo courses.