"He is a boy."
Translation:Lui è un ragazzo.
what is the meaning of the letter è? why is it different from a regular e?
e = and
è = to be, third person singular present simple (is)
- L'uomo e la donna mangiano/the man and the woman eat
- L'uomo non è una donna/the man is not a woman
Technically, è is supposed to have more of an emphasis on the word, but in casual conversation they are usually pronounced so similarly it can be hard to tell the difference
No: è has an open sound, e has a closed one (compare perché (closed) and cioé (open)
I believe that "uno" means "one" and un is pretty much the male verson of "una", which is like "a" in that it's indefinite. Even though I'm a newbie, I know the difference.
I believe Uno is for male subject pronouns starting with a s+consonant or Z, and Un is simply for the ones starting with a consonant! EX- Uno studento Uno zucchero, un ragazzo un professore
Uno as a number does mean one!
Im a newbie but in my country we learn French and I french we have Je suis Tu es Il est Nous sommes Vouz êtes Ils sont Which is the same in english I am You are He, she, it is We are You are They are I italian it's like Io è Tu sei ... So just imagine as "è" being "am" and "sei" being "is" I hope this helped
That would be the grammatically correct pronoun corresponding to "he", but especially in spoken language it's uncommon and archaic and lui is preferred, even though grammatically speaking that should be used only as object and not subject.
One's an article, one's a pronoun. "Lui" is a translation of "he"; "il" is a masculine "the", so "il ragazzo" (the boy). It's similar to "lei" (she) and "la" ("the", as in "la donna").
If you're on a mobile device you can usually press and hold the letter to bring up accent options.
the first one is masculine, the second one is feminine. You have to memorize which nouns are masculine and which are feminine.
Articles have to match gender and number of the noun they refer to.
The singular determinate articles (the) are:
Lo - masculine, used before Z, S+consonant, GN, and some rarer consonant clusters. Il - masculine, used before consonants except the above. La - feminine, used before all consonants. L' - an elision of the above used before vowels. The indeterminate articles (a/an) are:
Uno - masculine, used before Z, S+consonant, GN, and some rarer consonant clusters. Un - masculine, used in all other cases. Una - feminine, used before all consonants. Un' - feminine, used before vowels."
I just copied the explanation below Basics 1.
It said I was wrong when I answered "Lui è un ragazzo" and corrected me with "È un bimbo", why?
They want the literal translation "he is a boy," not "Lui is a boy." I am assuming Lui is the name of an Italian boy.
I guess what you supposed isn't correct, as you can see from the top of this post, the exercise gives this as an answer (Lui è un ragazzo) but when I entered exactly that it told me I was wrong and needed to answer another thing (È un bimbo). Hover over Lui and it shows you He/Him, Lui may be a name but we are talking about a personal pronoun here. My questions my have landed on a technical issue, but just for disambiguation I wanted to know if both answers are correct as in no other lesson it taught me "bimbo".
"Lui è un ragazzo" is the correct translation. Don't trust Duo in this case, since bimbo means "child" (male).
Idont quite knw the meaning of the words my self at i on just started yedyrday
Why does it say that youre aloud to use fai but then it says that it's wrong