"She is a woman."
Translation:Lei è una donna.
trouble is english keyboard does not allow you to put the hyphen correctly in its place
The letter è is I think for Spanish and é is for Italian. Those two are two different letter
É is used in both Spanish and Italian. È is only used in Italian. Usually, a letter's diacritic affects its pronunciation (open vs closed &c).
Dont know maybe one is ...is and the other is ...and . Because é is Capitals but è isnt
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
You are right about it all! But since lei is followed by 'e' which translates to 'is' (hope I'm right) 'lei' too must translate into 'she'. 'You' almost always translates into 'tu'.
this sis where i normally get frustrated and give up w langauges...conjugation and not being able to keep the rules straight. i like that this just pushes me to keep trying and do it by feel/repetition!
Donne is plural.
Lei è una donna > She is a woman
Loro sono donne > They are women
Here, we're only talking about one person, hence donna.
What is "Lei" vs "Sei"? Is it because "Lei" is feminine, while "Sei" is masculine?
No, lei is feminine 'she' and lui is masculine 'he'. Sei in this context is 'are' as in 'Tu sei' you are
what is the difference between e' and e with the accent mark going the other way? Thanks
AFAIK é does not exist in Italian.\ "e" means "and".\ "è" means "is", "he is" or "she is"
Yes, it means "he".
io sono - I am
tu sei - you are
lui è - he is
lei è - she is
Lei è - you are (formal)
noi siamo - we are
voi siete - you all are
loro sono - they are
Loro sono - you all are (formal)
Quick tip to remember! Donna is pronounced like 'dough-nah', and not 'dawn-ah'.
Use una for feminine nouns, un for masculine nouns and uno for masculine nouns where you would use lo.
Have you tried hard pressing the e? Otherwise download from PlayStore a different keyboard. I use Swiftkey keyboard which can be set up for several languages : 5 with Android, apparently only 3 with Apple.
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
If you are using a phone, hard press the "e" to get a choice of other possibilities.
If on a computer keyboard, hold Alt key and then type 232.
How to get the accents? This has been indicated several times in the discussion above.
- "la = the" is a definite article used before singular feminine nouns like "donna"
- "una = a, one" is an indefinite article used before singular feminine nouns like "donna"
How does one type the e with the accent mark above? I'm on a tablet, and the best I can do is `e or 'e ? Not exactly what I'm going for. Anyone here on a nexus 7 have any suggestions? Mille grazie. ;)