"Il est grand."
Translation:He is tall.
I reported a problem and it said "Here, the French "il" means "it", not "he"." when there is no context to say so. "Il" is a masculine pronoun and while I am aware that it will sometimes be translated as "it" in English (and so will "elle" for that matter) it is really misleading to arbitrarily say that it means "it" in a sentence with zero context. /And/ it accepts "He is big" as an answer.
"important (masculine)/importante (feminine)" means important in English, "grande" is not the same:
So on the initial page it says 'Here, the French "il" means "it", not "he". It is large.' and then i come to the discussion page and it says "He is tall"! I reported it but it wouldn't allow me to explain or add detail to the report. Come on Duolingo, I'm trying to learn, not become more confused....but thank you for your free services :)