What is the difference between "est", and "es"?
"Est"is third person singular.
"Es" is second person singular.
For those who dont know: Latin doesn't have a definite article ("the"), and a sentence like this one could be understood as "you are a boy" or "you are the boy."
Latin does not have any articles at all. Neither a definite article ("the") nor an indefinite article ("a/an"). That is why "a boy" or "the boy" are equally good translations.
Maybe just say in your head "you are boy" and get used to the lack of article it might be a little easier when starting out.
When selecting options, the "a" did not appear, so I couldn't put "You are a boy".
Did you report it with the Report Button? That's how we are processing the errors.
"You are the boy" is also a valid translation. Was "the" available?
I did not have "a" as an option but "the" was - selecting it marked it correct.
When the word is not in a "tile", I simply type in the correct word.
Tū es puer.
English derivation: puerile
Why "child" is not correct, for "puer"? It accepts only "boy"...
I believe it should be accepted.
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The speaker clearly says "est", even though that is incorrect.
She holds the es a little long, but I clearly hear es.
You can flag it in-lesson and report a problem with the audio there.
I reported it.
How do you differentiate es and est, and when do you use them
ego sum - I am
tu es - you are (singular)
is/ea est - he/she is
did anyone else think he sounded incredibly bored,as if he was reluctant to speak?
Would you are boy be wrong here?
Yes. We need an article there in English.
There are no articles in Latin! The sentence "Ego vir sum." could mean "I am a man." but also "I am the man." However, don't forget to use the correct articles when translating into English!
I got this wrong =(
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It looks like french
French is one of the languages that Latin evolved into, so that shouldn't be too surprising.