"Nós vamos para a festa regional."

Translation:We go to the regional party.

January 11, 2013



'Regional party'? Sounds a bit forced in English... Something like 'local festival' sounds more realistic, although I am aware that has a slightly different meaning...

January 11, 2013

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In Portuguese, this term usually refers to a traditional festival based on the culture of a certain place. I don't know the equivalent English term, but "local festival" definitely sounds better than "regional party" (which could even be confused by a political party).

January 12, 2013


We have fairs and festivals that are public parties. A party is usually private. Duo's idea that festa = party is forced. Festival and festa are not the same, but we often use the same word in English for both.

June 11, 2014


Or county fair

December 1, 2014


Sounds like the Ukrainian political party...

August 29, 2014


Yes, in English, a party is usually a more limited, private event, but a festival is public

January 11, 2018


why is "we go for the regional festival" incorrect?

October 1, 2013


"Festa" means "party". "Festival" is written the same in Portuguese and English.

October 3, 2013


actually it accepted "festival", what i was referring to is the "for" instead of "to"

October 3, 2013


I know that in Spanish 'para' is used for prepositional phrases that indicate destination ('regional festival' in this case) where 'to' is used in English. I'm guessing it's the same in Portuguese.

December 11, 2013


No, in Spanish you just use the equivalent for 'to' which is 'a.' E.g. Vamos a la festa. Only if the verb is transitive would you need para (the destination of a gift, for example, and that would be translated to English with 'for.' E.g. El regalo es para Juan.

November 25, 2017


Oh, my bad! I'd been warned about that by someone. Well if it works, it works, I guess...

October 3, 2013


Me too! I thought that there was a distinction and that "festival" was "festival" and that "festa" was "party"... the complexities of languages!

January 10, 2014


It's that same thing that I have to constantly remind myself...I'm not just learning to replace English words with these Portuguese ones...I'm actually learning a new language.

March 3, 2014


As a Capoeirista, 'festa regional' means something a little different for me!

July 1, 2014


when you are tested for pronunciation, if you tap the microphone button as the woman reads out the words it'll think your speaking - (for the cheaters out there)

June 26, 2016
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