Thanks D, I was in the same boat with this. How would you say "she is tall for her age"? Would it simply be "alta", or is that not even a word?
It would be "Lei è alta per la sua età". The adjective "alto" is perfectly regular :)
alta - per female, alto - per male
If I use sentens without Lei, Lui: "e alta" or "e alto" it means "she" in one case or "he" in another. Isn't it ?
gene011: No it's not, if the subject is 'he'. "alta" would refer to a female.
I agree except for gender. Could this be 'it is high for his age'....blood pressure, cholesterol, etc?
Because the noun 'eta' is feminine, so the possessive adjective has to agree with it, not with the subject, boy.
The voice definitely sounds like "alta" not "alto", which would make it "She's tall for her age."
DL in its exercises provides all the accented letters you need. For writing apart from DL you can use Google translator since it provides an Italian keyboard. If you're studying another language you can 'kill 2 birds with 1 stone' by translating what you're typing in Italian into that other language, rather than your native language. There are other ways to type foreign characters more directly as other users have suggested.