Are there other words for "tu" and "voi"?
I've just started to learn Italian on Duolingo (I gave up on Esperanto... I think Italian will be more useful haha) and, in the first lessons, those two words appeared to me.
"Tu" means "you" in singular and "voi" in plural and it's not weird to me because my native language is Portuguese. Well, I'm posting this to do the following question:
Are there other words that can be used meaning "tu" or "voi"? Because, in Portuguese grammars, there are "tu" and "vós" as well, but, in Brazil, we don't use them when we are talking. We use "você" and "vocês" (and "tu", but we don't conjugate the verb "correctly", so it sounds a bit informal). I want to know if it happens in Italian too.
Thanks in advance and sorry about my English, feel free to correct me :)
There is a further pronoun that can be used in very formal speech for 'you' (singular). Normally, in formal speech the listener is addressed with lei, but at a higher degree of formality ella would be used (i.e. the original subject pronoun, that lei replaced).
You'll never hear ella in everyday's conversation, so you can simply disregard it.
Tu= You (informal) Voi= You (Plural) Lei= You (Formal, Polite) But always Capital letter "Lei" other wise "lei" means She
Tu sei Marco? = Are you Marco?
É Lei la signora Michielini? = Are you Mrs. Michielini?
Can I say: "Tu sei Marco?" or the verb needs to be before the noun like in English?
Io sono I am
tu sei You are
Lei é You are (Polite)
lui é He is
lei é She is
noi siamo We are
voi siete You are (Plural)
loro sono They are
I don't know replacements for tu and voi. Just some funny other pronouns like egli, colui, codesto, that I have never seen written in any text or heard anywhere. But I'm just a learner....