Lesson 1.6 - Language -

Sue-W1

Sue-W1

The lesson states that dove? = where? and dov'e (e with accent) = where is? however the example listening exercise shows the formal example as (Lei) di dov'e? This example seems to translate as 'where is from'? not 'where are you from'? Please could you explain the example. Many thanks
Maria-DiLorenzi

Maria-DiLorenzi

Ciao Sue, "dove" means "where". "dov' è ...?" means "where is ...?" "di dove sei?" can be translated as "where are you from?" (friendly form) The polite form will be "Lei di dov'e'?" If you take a look to the conjugation of the verb "essere", it may be easier for you to understand : Io sono = I am tu sei = you are lui,lei (Lei=polite form) è = he,she is noi siamo = we are voi siete = you all are loro sono = they are Following the above conjugation, the correct answers will be : -"Di dove sei tu?" (Where are you from?) -"Sono di Roma" (I'm from Rome) -"Di dov'è Lei?" (Where are you from?) -"Sono di Roma" (I'm from Rome) I hope this helps. Ciao

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