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"Esse é o calendário do meu pai."

Translation:That is my father's calendar.

January 22, 2013

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

What is the distinction between 'this' and 'that' for the word 'esse'? I feel like I've seen it used both ways, but I haven't been able to understand when to use which word.


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

Formally, use 'este' for 'this' and 'esse' for 'that'. In spoken/informal language you may use 'esse' for both.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AntonioTav2

In pt-pt there's no "informal" derivation. It's allways "Este" = "This" and "Esse" = "That"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jamesalex1

We are studying BP


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AntonioTav2

I am a portuguese native from Portugal - the country that invented the language (pt-pt). I am also studying pt-br... Also, we need to be careful with what is "informal" - sometimes it's used but it's less correct, as in this case. I envite you to visit a couple of brasilian sites with a good explanation of the grammar:

http://revistaescola.abril.com.br/lingua-portuguesa/pratica-pedagogica/qual-diferenca-esse-este-quando-empregar-dois-termos-602505.shtml

http://www.portugues.com.br/gramatica/este-esse-aquele--que-forma-emprega-los-.html


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

But many of as are also interested in the EP version.


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

is this referring to a physical calendar (i.e. one that hangs on a wall) or is it referring to his 'schedule'?


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

Physical calendar. If it referred to "schedule" the word would be "horário".


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

It's common to say "agenda" for "schedule".

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