"He is the boy."
Translation:Lui è il ragazzo.
Lui = he/it (masculine) Lei = she/it (feminine) è = is ragazzo = boy ragazza = girl, I got all that. What I didn't understand until reading these posts was that il = the, when the noun being used begins with a consinent and l' = the, when the noun being used begins with a vowel. Very good to know.
Because with 'lui' and 'lei' it is è.
Voi siete (thanks @MatteoDeCa1)
"le" doesn't even exist, where did you get that from? For the masculine "the" you normally use "il". There are some exceptions, when a noun starts with specific letters / letter combinations (see the Tips section). So you only use "lo" as the English "the" if the masculine nouns starts with these specific letters.
It's never "le ragazzo", why should it? Where did you get the word "le" from? It's always either "il" or "lo". Ususally for masculine nouns as "ragazzo" the article "the" is translated as "il". Only with nouns with specific letters / letter combinations in the beginning (see Tips section) you have to use "lo" instead.
"il" is one of the many articles in languages like Italian or German, wich correspond to only one English word: "the" and depend on what gender the noun is (which has to be learned if the noun isn't a human being having a natural gender).
"lui" is a pronoun. It translates to "he".
So there are just different words as the English words "the" and "he".
It's easy, noting to really confuse, you have to learn it by heart. "lui" is singular (3rd person, so talking about someone else) and always followed by "è".
"sono" is used if you're talking about yourself. So always when you say "I" --> "io" in Italian, you need "sono".
These words are just specific forms of the verb "to be", the same as you have them in English. So you don't say "I is" or "he am".
|I am||io sono|
|you are||tu sei|
|he/she is||lui/lei è|
|we are||noi siamo|
|y'all are||voi siete|
|they are||loro sono|
Italian (as well as French and German) have different ways to say "the" depending on the grammatical gender and number of the noun it modifies.
Rules for the definite article:
Rules for the indefinite article:
Because it's he is the boy, not you are the boy.
Please refer to the chart further up this page: