"Os meninos dormem em uma cama pequena."

Translation:The boys sleep on a small bed.

January 16, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tony979198

It's more common to say "sleep IN a bed"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NathanRN

I agree... Thats what i wrote, and it was marked wrong.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/flemmilu

can you even say em uma? I thought it always HAD to be numa?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

Linking them is not madatory. "Em uma" is more common in written language.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AntonioPiv1

Em uma = formal Numa = not formal, but correct in a conversation


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Al_ex-N

É isso! Em + uma = numa


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vloren

"Os meninos dormem numa cama pequena" is also correct, isn't it?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AntonioPiv1

Yes, 'numa' = 'em uma'


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    I wrote the translation correctly as it appears here, but the lesson tells me it should be "The boys sleep on 1 little bed." The lesson should accept my translation. Please fix.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lesliewilman

    Let's hope they are small boys and not more than two of them!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Claudine589817

    Sleep in a bed, not sleep on a bed. You can say lie on a bed because the on suggests on top of. Sleep on a bed sounds as if there are no sheets or blankets etc, just a mattress...


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AntonioPiv1

    'dormem' is |'dOr.men|


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AntonioPiv1

    Dormem se pronuncia "dórmen". Silaba tônica no O e o m final soa como n, sem colocar a ponta da língua no céu da boca.

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