"Stephanus is a man."
Translation:Stephanus est vir.
I am so used to certain "period films" were the actors who faithfully recite their lines in Latin, for the most part end with their verbs at the end; for example: "Stephanus vir est." I am happy to report that Duolingo accepted my answer. I read that Latin is more flexible than the format SVO!
Latin is very flexible. Don't hesitate to report any missing alternatives!
I haven't learn how to say thank you in Latin yet... I want to say: Gratias! I gave you a lingot for your prompt answer. I am so happy for this course! <3
Thank you is "Gratias tibi ago." if you want to thank one person, and "Gratias vobis ago." if you want to thank more than one person. :)
You just got a sentence - "Corinna femina est" and the next one is "Stephanus est vir." I'm a little confused. Is it not "Stephanus vir est"?
It could also be: Stephanus homo est.
Our concern is with "man" as a predicate nominative, Stephanus (nominative case) = homo, or vir. Homo as man is also in the nominative case, therefore, ti could be used; a tendency by some Latinists is to use the accusative case for "man," which is incorrect in this instance.
DL rejected the above usage, which I believe is incorrect. No matter: Vita bona est.
29 August 2019
"Homo" is "man" in the sense of "human", rather than "a person of the male gender".
Trofaste: Thanks for the reply, but "homo" can apply to individual males. I refer you to, Dr. Peter Jones in:
Jones, P. (1997). Learn Latin: A lively introduction to reading the language. New York, NY: Barnes & Noble Books.
In Chapter Six (pp. 49-54), Jones(1997) has, as one of the examples in a translation exercise, the following sentence:
"quid homo nunc facit?" (Jones, 1997, p. 51). The translation provided is: "What is the fellow doing?
In the Index (p. 171), "homo" is defined, again, as "fellow," but also as "man."
I have no grammatical objection to using "homo," as you pointed out, as "'a person of the male gender'" (Trofaste, 2019), to wit: "homo sapiens," as the well-known Latin term for the human race, but, as one sees, there is a view amongst Latinists that "homo" can be used as a noun for an individual male as well.
All the best,
Steve Ippolito, 31 August 2019