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"The snake eats pineapple."

Translation:A cobra come abacaxi.

October 24, 2013

15 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KateLovesYouuu

Oh good they eat fruit now


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DeanG6

It's a fruitarian snake.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nicholas.s24

I wrote the wrong kind of pineapple - ananas


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LoveForsberg

A portuguese friend of mine has informed me that the less sweet pineapple is known as ananás. This was ok to duolingo at least on this exercise


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IgorRusski

I thought cobra is A KIND OF snake, and the snake in general is "a serpente" Oo but in brazil all the snakes are cobras?? Yikes!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gabsgala

Serpente is to cobra as canine is to dog. Make sense?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kayque.moreira

in Brazil we call pineapple "abacaxi", never seen anyone call ananás


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mkid1

Portuguese from Portugal call it ananás. My understanding is that Brazilians use ananás to refer to a specific type of pineapple. I think they should both be accepted though.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luis_Domingos

Both are now accepted.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alfabladet

No tartaruga is hård to say abacaxi is way cooler!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Will.i.am.1

Shouldn't this the indefinite 'de' be used instead of 'um' as it is "The snake eats pineapple" not "the snake eats a pineapple"?

Also, how different is Brazilian Portuguese compared to Portuguese Portuguese? Going to Lisbon and when I was in South America I seem to remember being told there were often language barriers between the two.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mkid1

The actual translation is "A cobra come abacaxi." so it uses neither "de" nor "um".

There are only a few differences in pronunciation and words. In fact, there are a few locations in Brazil where the Portuguese that is spoken sounds almost identical to European Portuguese.

If you speak either type of Portuguese in the other country, you shouldn't have any problems other than them identifying you with a foreigner which isn't necessarily a bad thing. They should understand you fine either way.

It is comparable to the differences between American and British English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/coquinho2611

I wrote Abacaxi since that s what I have been taught so far but they didn't get it ... upset :(I was supposed to write Ananas...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mkid1

Either one should work now according to Luis_Domingos' comment

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