"Eu gosto do seu relógio."

Translation:I like your watch.

January 13, 2013



What is the difference between "eu gosto de" and "eu gosto do" ?

February 28, 2013


´do´ is de + o (of + the), so is used when you specify a definite (masculine) object, i.e Eu gosto do seu relógio (i like your (specific) watch). Only ´de´ is used for general things that you do not specify with a definite article i.e eu gosto de futebol (l like football (in general).

March 1, 2013


relógio can be clock, but this is given as wrong.

January 13, 2013


Maybe Duolingo hates Coldplay

October 31, 2015


What's the purpose of ''do'' here? What's the difference between this sentence and ''eu gosto seu relogio?

February 12, 2015


Thanks reynj, i guess the sentence doesn't work without it. It probably wouldn't sound natural without it. One of deals where the person would know what you're saying but you wouldn't sound like a native. Obrigado novamente.

February 12, 2015


Is there any need of .. Do.. I learnt in perivious lessons that we always use de with gosto

February 25, 2014


so if i were to point out ...let say a watch on an Ad and i say i like it... would i use do?

July 25, 2014


yes, you would use 'do'. But you wouldn't use 'seu'- because you're not talking about a particular person's watch (seu= your/his/her). So it would be 'Eu gosto do relógio'.

July 25, 2014


"Do" just sounds like "Bo". Is that an audio mistake?

July 29, 2014


Is there a clearer way to say I like your/his/her watch because seu is really ambiguous?

October 4, 2014


You could say: Eu gosto do relógio dele (his watch) or Eu gosto do relógio dela (her watch)- literally, the watch of him/her.

'Your watch' is limited to 'eu gosto do seu relógio', or in some regions of Brazil and I believe in Portugal 'eu gosto do teu relógio'- which only means <sub>your</sub> and cannot be confused with anything else.

October 4, 2014


why not his og her watch?

April 22, 2018


Either of those is also correct. Since "seu" can apply to him, her, or you (você), you're correct that "eu gosto do seu relógio" could refer to any of the three. In that case, you'd pick up whose watch by the context of the conversation. If there's any ambiguity about whose watch you're talking about, you'd say "eu gosto do relógio dele/dela" or "eu gosto do teu relógio."

August 29, 2018
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