"Ela é formal."

Translation:She is formal.

March 22, 2016

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

what's the meaning of ela e formal. She's formal (as in not casual) or she's positive (as in she says the formal truth)?


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

The first option.

According to a dictionary:

  • Cerimonioso; que cumpre as regras com rigor, polidez;
  • Que respeita ou se adapta às normas estabelecidas, às leis que estão em vigor: escritura formal;
  • Sério; de aspecto sisudo;
  • Culto; que obedece as regras da gramática normativa, não usando expressões coloquiais (informais) ou gírias; diz-se da variedade linguística culta;

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

Oi PH! How would you typically say (option 2) She is positive (is certain, has decided that's how it's going to be and isn't going to change her mind)?


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

I'd say "Ela é decidida".


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

Thanks, have a lingot!


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

Obrigado, e bons estudos! =)

(By the way, it is funny to notice you call me "PH" =). Actually, some friends/colleagues call me PH).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Magnus303198

I didn't get the sound and wrote "Ela é formau." Duolingo told me this was correct! Is it really?

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