E is the short form , and it can replace ești all the time ... Think of does not and dosen't
BorisFlo, did you mean to say that e can replace este all the time? I noticed the subject (in this example) is "el" and not "tu."
You are right "e" is the short form of "este", always. But is more informal than the long version, so usually is used in speaking (less in writing).
Be careful, that this is for the 3 person singular of the verb 'to be'. For the second pers. singular "ești" you can't use "e" (ești≠e).
It depends on the conjugation of the verb:
I am= Eu sunt → first person singular
You are= tu esti → second person singular HE/She is = e → third person singular informal HE/She is = este → third person singular formal
Can someone please tell me the difference between el and ea? Im so confused right now.
i'm confused, when you look at the thing you see it says he not he is girl, but like does it have to always be in that order or could you have skipped and put e nu o fata? it's odd
You would put "Nu e o fată." if you were to skip the subject which you can do in Romanian as the verb ending does let you know that the subject is 3rd person singular. However, you would not know if the subject were "he" or "she" and you might want to keep the subject for that information when that is important to know. "He is not a girl." is perhaps said if the clothing and hairstyle is not obvious, but "She is not a girl." could be said if she is already a woman. I think the pronouns for "I" or "you" might be omitted more often. I believe that in the beginning lessons, Duolingo is just making sure that we learn the subject pronouns and later they may be used less.
El (or ele, este, ești etc...) is pronounced like "ee ye le" or "ye le"? I listened to it in many different places but I couldn't understand the right one. May someone help me please?
The tips and notes give the 3rd.sing.pres. copula as este only... What’s going on?
On the app? Did you have the version with words to choose from? Did you report this there?