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Yes, but only for third person, including conjugational third person as você(s), but not others as eu, tu, nós etc.
Presente do Indicativo - TER (to have) =(singular) I - eu -tenho; YOU - TU-tens, HE- SHE- YOU-ele/ela /VOCÊ -TEM (plural) = WE- nós -temos; -- vós -tendes; THEY - YOU-eles/elas/VOCÊS- TÊM *
Don't care about it, some Brazilians don't know how use accent in "tem" or forget this :D
like in english, native speakers have often bad ortography...
nice pic by the wayB-)
I am very happy to see that the app now reminds one when one has typed the wrong language; I keep translating, in stead of typing what I hear!:-)
I cant hear the "m" in "tem", is that normal in Portuguese? Is the m usually silent?
Yes, "tem" is pronounced kind of like English "Tay", but with the vowel nasalized.
So it means it sounds close to "Tan"?
And the H in Tenho is silent? Tenho sounds like Teno? Cuz in Mulher, I feel like the H has the lenition-like effect. like, Mulier. Or maybe i'm just wrong XD
Yes, close to /tan/, but without an actual /n/, just nasalized.
"H" after L/N makes a palatial (soft) sound:
- nh = /ɲ/ like Italian "gn" & Spanish "ñ"
- lh = /ʎ/ like Italian "gl" & consonant Spanish "ll"
Otherwise, except in foreign words, "h" is silent indeed. I think in Portuguese there is no lenition-like effect like Italian double consonants.
The sound isn't good. The pronunciation is not clear. and Yes, I am a native
It's more than just singular or plural. It's also first, second, or third person.
So I know that you normally wouldn't pronounce the 'm' in 'tem' because it just nasalizes the 'e' , but do you pronouce it here since it's followed by a vowel or nah?
"e" is not followed by a vowel in "tem" too, so the pronunciation is nasalized, without a real "m".
This particular audio is poor, sounds like "ele bebe água". Slow replay does not work with the male voice, so it's sometimes difficult to decipher what is being said. Most recordings are fine, but once in a while it's really hard to hear the words.
Can someone differentiate "tem" and "tenho" and provide an example for both?
TER (TO HAVE)
eu tenho (I have)
tu tens (you have)
ele/ela tem (he/she has)
nós temos (we have)
vós tendes (y'all have)
eles/elas têm (they have)
I put "he's having water", which would be the best formulation in English when you order drinks or when you say someone is drinking something in particular, and I got it wrong!
so, would that be another sentence in Portuguese? And "ele tem água" would only mean "he has water" like "he's got water on him" or something?!?
The idiom "to have [food/drink]" to mean "to eat [food/drink]" is just English. They don't have that in the Romance languages. If they say "to have [food/drink]" they mean they literally possess the thing.
If you want to say someone is eating a particular food, you need to use the word for "eat". If you want to say someone is drinking a particular beverage, you either use the word for "drink" or idiomatically "take".
"To breakfast", "to lunch", and "to dine" are verbs unto themselves.
No, if you "tem" something, you surely only possess it. You are not drinking/eating it.