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Does "ele escreve uma carta" mean both "he writes a letter" and "he is writing a letter" ?
I translated carta as card, as it was listed as a possible translation. Is it not card? Note was an answer option but not listed as a possible translation.
"Carta" will only mean "card" with the right context (when talking about gambling, card games and stuff like that). It is not accepted as a translation here because "to write a card" (like a birthday or a Christmas card) translates as "escrever um cartão". So we have:
To write a letter = Escrever uma carta
To play cards = Jogar cartas
To write a Christmas card = Escrever um cartão de natal
Nope. I don't think so. I'm actually finding it very easy to speak and understand this language since its very close to Spanish. Carta means the same thing in both languages. Tarjeta is card in Spanish. I don't know how it's said in Portuguese and I hope to find out.
I have another q, how do I know if I should use 'o' or 'a' when pertaining to a thing like 'livro' or 'leite' or 'maca'? Thank you.
Yes, there are no rules to tell.you why they are masculine or feminine. Leite is masculine and cadeira feminine. Why? Nobody knows. So, learn the words with their article and things become easier.
well, I'm not sure, because I know just a little bit of portuguese, but I assume when there is an 'a' letter at the end of noun (e.g. macA, cartA, cervejA), it is in most cases the feminine and use 'A' (uma) or 'AS'.
i have a question. Could carta mean card as well as note or letter? i messed up because of this..
Could someone please tell me which ending letters I need for the verbs for each person in each time? Can't find a list... So I mean 'bebe, bebem, bebemos, bebo, ...'. I just finished the first 4 categories, maybe more endings are just confusing me :D
Why is ele and uma in the same sentence when ele is masculine and uma is feminine?