"Are you alone?"
Here's a link to someone who asked the difference between "sei" and "stai". The top answer is from an Italian person who lives in Italy. You may find it helpful.
Close, but not quite. Consider two meanings of "I am''.
I am a man
I am at home
One defines you forever: Sono un uomo
The other describes you at the moment: Sto a casa.
I can't argue with you. What I said is generally true, but languages are not always logical.
(A year later) You are correct.
I put that in, and it said I was wrong. I believe Stai is are you doing, not are you. But I could be wrong.
Why "da solA" or "solO" - is it not taken the ending corresponding to the gender of the person I am asking?
I tried to figure this out. I think solo,sola is an adjective but "da sola" or "da solo" works as an adverb. I can't really explain it. And I'm also not sure when it is "da solo" and when "da sola"
Well, "solo/sola", in the cases of "da solo" or "da sola" are adjectives and therefore match genders with the person. "Solo" as it is, alone, is an adverb, and adverbs never change
https://www.rocketlanguages.com/italian/grammar/italian-adjectives this information should explain and should be in adjectrves lessons, while i guess it's not. the sentence itself shouldn't be in adverbs lesson.
Are "sei da sola" and "sei solo" completely interchangeable or does one work better within certain contexts?
From what I've read, it seems that "da solo" means "on your own", whereas "solo" is more in the context of "lonely".
OK. DL is going nuts. It lists "6 sola" as a correct answer? Doesn't its computer know the difference between sei (six) and sei (you are)?
sei is second person singular verb, while soli is masculine plural adjective. You should use both in either singular or plural.
Are you alone? / You are alone:
- (tu) sei solo/sola (informal singular)
- (Lei) è solo/sola (formal singular)
- (voi) siete soli/sole (plural)