"She is a woman."
Translation:Lei è una donna.
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Because "è" is used for 3. person singular (lui/lei/Lei è) while "sei" is used for 2. person singular (Tu sei). You are probably confused because of "Lei" is formal "You" and it is 3. person singular. Therefore we have:
- Lei è una donna = She is a woman
- Tu sei una donna = You are a woman.
- Lei è una donna = You (formal) are a woman
note: because "Lei" is the first word of the sentence there is no way for us, without context, to discern whether Lei = You or Lei = She
Verbs in Italian conjugate according to who's doing them, so they show what the subject of a sentence is all by themselves. Sei corresponds to tu.
Sono una donna = I am a woman
Sei una donna = You are a woman
È una donna = She is a woman
Siamo donne = We are women
Siete donne = You are women
Sono donne = They are women
Why it is not"sei"? I don't understand that! https://media.tenor.com/images/5abb05d6e857e0e660b2258bc450ca12/tenor.gif