When to use/not use siete (as in you all)
Hi all. I’ve just started Italian, and am completely confused as to when to use ‘voi siete’ or just ‘voi’. I can’t discern a pattern in Duo’s acceptance of answers. Ciao è grazie. Chris
Voi siete means you are
Voi just means you
In the phrase "voi siete" you can't leave out the verb siete, but you can actually drop the voi: "siete" on its own can mean "you are".
I can add that in general subjects pronouns are optional, but there are specific cases where they are normally dropped and others where they become even mandatory:
and I advise you this site (to me it's one of the best):
You're welcome. Sì, it's a good dictionary.
I also studied Latin, at school (also Greek). :)