Alta is a reference to a female, but there is missing a artical. The translation is not completly correct. She is too tall = Lei è troppo alta. Without
lei´´ it should be: It is too tall. Italians use the artical to avoid confusion. You can useÈ troppo alta´´, where the female is the subject of a discussion. Hope this will help
What's wrong with "she is tall, too"? Isn't that acceptable in English?
Also, does "troppo alta" mean "very very tall" or "troppo" mean "also"?
if you say "she is tall, too" the word "Too" in this case is a synonym for "also", so you're saying "she is tall as well" or "she is also tall". "Troppo" means "too" but when you want to intensify things. "she is too tall" (she is taller than average).
I translated this as follows, "It is too much tall" and duo said my answer was incorrect that it should have been "She is too tall." But, I partially disagree, because "È" means "It is" and "troppo" does mean "too much" as well as, "too". I think my answer should have been accepted. :(
"It is too much tall" is not something a native speaker of English would say. We say "It is too tall" and that should be accepted by Duolingo because "È" can mean both "it is" or "she is" (and "he is" but not in this sentence because "alta" is feminine) .
What's the difference in the use of 'troppo', 'molto', 'tanto'. ..how to use in a sentence?
Lei è troppo alta: She is too tall.
Lei è molto alta: She is too tall.
Lei è tanto alta: She is so tall.
I thought "molto" meant "very". ie: Lei è molto alta - She is very tall
"She is very tall" and "she is too tall" are not the same thing in English and aren't interchangeable - are they interchangeable in Italian?
My grandfather said that about me once. he made no secret that he hates tall people
I said He is too tall and you marked it wrong. It is correct! Very frustrating when you get to the end of the lesson with no hearts and get marked incorrect when it is correct. Now I have to do the whole thing over again.
Well, because alta is an adjective that does change with gender and number, then I suppose he could be right, but only with some special surgical alterations. Generally, alta refers to a feminine noun: donna, ragazza, torta, sedia, tavola...