https://www.duolingo.com/mcneely11

"Quando sentamos, nós sabemos que sentamos e, quando comemos, nós sabemos que comemos."

January 3, 2013

21 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/mcneely11

This is an awkward sentence.

January 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/CodyM_

this is a stupid sentence.. change it!

February 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Frencesca

agreed

February 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/andreaparker

This is getting silly........

January 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sarefo

Actually, the sentence reminds me of the Buddhist concept of awareness. Not as silly as it seems on the surface :)

April 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/G.P.Niers

This is deep philosophical stuff.

May 11, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/robdas

This section is supposed to be dedicated to "presente", present tense.

January 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/CheBoludo

"that" isn't mandatory in this sentence, but it also isn't mandatory to have it taken out. therefore, "when we sit, we know that we sit and, when we eat, we know that we eat"

February 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/EricMLAnderson

"we know THAT we sit... we know THAT we eat" should also be acceptable.

February 18, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Frencesca

agreed

February 27, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Shortplanks2009

yeah I out a couple of "that's" in and it says I'm wrong. Surely 'that' is the literal translation on "que" in this instance, however unecessary it might be in English

February 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/lesliewilman

It is certainly not necessary, but nor is it unusual or wrong to have "that" expressed. But as I am 75, I concede that it may be a little old-fashioned. The second section of each half could well read "we know that we are sitting", "we know that we are eating". Of course, it will be marked wrong; but if we have all reported, it may well be put right.

March 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Frencesca

I am a little younger than you, but I also use "that" frequently (I too reported the issue) I have great admiration for you, learning a new language at age 75! :)

March 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Lingodingle

Sixty years ago I learned that the correct grammar was to introduce a phrase with it but common usage is real language and so many people leave it out that it is not now insisted that one use it. It is handy to think of its possibility of being there, as Spanish and Portuguese will probably have it there.

March 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kcmurphy

I'm 20, and it's not weird at all to use "that" in this kind of construction. It often helps avoid ambiguity, which I appreciate.

July 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/samifido

why do i keep getting this sentence over and over again when i translate it correctly, I agree that it is a really awkward sentence.

May 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/JasonPTY507

Long and nonsense sentence

May 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Europe

I felt stupid while translating that sentence xD

June 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/afunlillang

I really wish this sentence is taken out. The time it takes to type it disrupts the flow of the lesson, and the repetition within the sentence does not add anything to the practice.

July 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/kcmurphy

There are so many W's in this sentence...

July 17, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/positivismus

It sounds just like a Reggie Watts song, whose title I can't mention here (too explicit).

July 24, 2013
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