"You are the man."
Translation:Tu sei l'uomo.
Yes, il becomes l' before nouns starting with a vowel. This page covers all versions of Italian's definite article: http://italian.about.com/library/fare/blfare110a.htm
I'm unable to read the 'about' pages and most other pages.
Very happy to be able to read Duolingo. In French we use l' before vowels AND Before unaspirated consonants like 'H' where the h can't be heard, (Sans espoir).
Question: is this also true in Italian grammar ?
When was am asked to translate " you are the man"into Italian, and I type do I siette, it's marked incorrect, because I type tu sei! How am I supposed to know if the "you" is singular or plural; it also happened the other way when I typed tu sei, and the answer was supposed to be do I siette??????
A deep subject, and throw in "avere" too, which also takes some of the functions of "to be" in English. https://serenaitalian.wordpress.com/2010/09/09/difference-between-stare-and-essere/