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Can you say/write 'Tu e băiat' instead of 'tu ești băiat'?

Shortening 'este' to 'e' is used in Duolingo when referring to the third person e.g. 'el e băiat' (also dropping the indefinite article i should mention), or for things rather than people, but it is not demonstrated that it can be used for the second person. Can it?

6 months ago

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no it cannot be used but for the third person

eu sunt (a regional variant is -îs-)

tu ești

el / ea e(ste)

noi suntem

voi sunteți

ei sunt (same regional variant -îs- )

not even in slang :D

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what do you mean by -îs-?

6 months ago

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'îs' is a variant of 'sunt' I think, or 'îs' is the same as 'sunt' to make it is unambiguous as possible.

https://dexonline.ro/intrare/fi/20704

6 months ago

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mulțumesc

6 months ago

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. . or instead of 'ești băiat' i guess

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the pronoun can be missing, it is not mandatory for all persons, like in Italian, Portuguese and Spanish

6 months ago