I just asked an Italian colleague about this usage. She told me that you would not say this but would ask 'sei nato...etc'.
My only guess would be because saying the date like "july 6th" or "april 9th" isn't formal language
I think ( I'm not sure ) "The sixth of July." should be "Il sesto di luglio"
As we haven't done the past tenses, we ought not to be expected to use "Were you born" in an answer. Just a thought!
Are you from july? is my answer, is it not right? "Were you born in july" means in italian :"sei nato in luglio?".
because it's an expression which uses the present tense of the verb, not the past one
Hey Amanda :) since the audio does not sound like a question, this also can be an affirmation right?
That's what I put, too. I think they ought to accept it. I will report it and see
Yes. Transcribed into IPA, those words would be [se] and [sɛj], respectively. The [e] sound sounds something kinda like the "i" in "did," and the [ɛ] sound sounds more like the "e" in "bed." Also «sei» ends with a bit of an "ee" sound or a "y" sound at the end, kinda like in the word "boy." Of course, English does not have great examples of these sounds. Portuguese has these two different "e" sounds; so does French and Catalan, but not Spanish.
I just had this as a speaking exercise.. It mistakenly thought I said 'Facebook' instead of 'Sei di'...
This was a rather hopeless "type what you hear" question, as what I could hear did not make sense.
wish DL put a date when a post was made. because my answer here is "were you born in july" and it was correct. but reading from the post , most of the anwers are six of july
I said "Is it July?" and apparently the right answer is "Were you born in July?"