"Je to vysoká osoba."

Translation:She is a tall person.

September 30, 2017



It's a trap. A sentence in the "question" course without being a question :o

September 30, 2017


"She is a tall person" is the recommended answer, but shouldn't it be "It is a tall person"? Sounds a bit weird but I thought "je to" stands for unspecified subject. But with the "she" it seems specified.

September 18, 2018


It is not 1:1 between these two languages.

September 19, 2018


Is osoba only used for females?

January 14, 2019


any person

January 14, 2019


Should/could be It/She

March 13, 2019


or He

March 13, 2019


Why is That is a tall person. not ok?

June 21, 2018


That is accepted. Duo sometimes has its moments tho. :/

June 22, 2018


Wouldn't "she is a tall person" be, "ona je vysoka osoba"?

September 17, 2018


That is a possible, but less common, translation. Learn the "je to...", "to je..." pattern. It is extremely common.

September 17, 2018


Why is it "Jak vysoká je ta osoba?" but "Je to vysoká osoba." ?

February 9, 2018


"To je" and "To jsou" (and the reverse word order) are standard phrases meaning "It is/That is" and "They are/Those are." They are used very often, and are always used with "to," regardless of the gender of the noun that follows. Hope this helps!

May 31, 2018


Yeah I wrote "Is that person tall?" and it counted as wrong. This seems to be a question without a question mark, as well as not accepting a good translation? I am confused!

October 5, 2017


It is not a question without a question mark. It is declarative sentence. The word order "je to" just shows your eomotions like respect, admiration, anxiety or some others.

For example - To je vysoko. - normal declarative sentence (You just say that it is high)

But - Je to vysoko. - shows your emotions. (That you do not like or are affraid of heights, but you would never say it aloud).

October 5, 2017


Why is "This is a tall man" wrong?

October 30, 2017


Osob(a) in Slavic languages means one person in a formal way.

May 19, 2018


So "osoba" is neuter. Hence the "to". But in order to make it feminine you use the female adjective form? And if you used the "neuter" adj., this would change the meaning to "it is a tall person"?

April 7, 2019


No, that is not correct, osoba is feminine. It is the "je to"/"to je" construction used for "This is ..." type of sentences. It is always TO for all genders and for both numbers.

April 7, 2019


IMO "Osoba" is a femininum but it does not indicate the gender of the person. Je to vysoká osoba - It is a tall person. Ona/On je vysoká osoba - She/He is a tall person.

May 10, 2019
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