So, my previous sentence was "I followed him into his room." Now, "He died." Duolingo is creeping me out
Suzin: Because it can be all three. The verb form is 3rd person, so to indicate the subject's gender, the adjective or in this case the past participle changes to agree. "morto" could be "he" or any masculine subject, maybe l'insetto'", whereas "morta" would refer to "she" or a feminine subject, maybe "l'idea".
È is not a pronoun at all. It's an auxilliary verb. The subject is implied.
can you say " he is dead"? or do you have to keep to the past - died?
Musicians would translate this as: he took a cab, he croaked, he bought the Big One, somebody did him The Big Favor.
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" e' morta" could be either 'she is dead' or 'she has died' -- depends on whether you're treating 'morta' as an adjective or a past participle.
Why the simple "Is dead" is not correct ? Is mandatory in english to put He/She/It ?
"È morta" it's not the same of "she died! The best translation would be: she is dead
"Morire" uses 'essere' as its auxiliary, therefore the sentence can mean either "She is dead" as you say or "She has died" or "She died."
Since this lesson pertains to "Present Perfect", the translation should read: "He has died" (rather than "He died", which relates to the "Past" tense.
Lng52: Not necessarily. You're translating word for word for the present perfect which is fine, but to describe a point in time Italian uses the present perfect, while English can use either the present perfect or the simple past. Both are appropriate in English, while only the present perfect would be in Italian.
Neither one is correct English. Besides, the È usually indicates he or she, as indicated in the answer at the top of the page. I suppose "it" could die if you're referring to an animal as it. The English translation would be it died, or it has died (or he/she died / has died). "It's died" is not technically incorrect, but it's not something an English speaker would say because it sounds odd.
FredaMidgl: "He died" is what is shown above. Depending upon context, it could also be translated as "He is dead".