"Nor black coffee."
Translation:Nem café preto.
Adam: I am feeling very tired. Nothing you do could make me stay awake for the rest of the night. Neither a bucket of water nor a cup of hot black coffee could do it.
John: So let me see if I understand correctly... you are saying that not even a bucket of ice-cold water poured over your head could make you feel more awake?
Adam: Nor black coffee. That's right.
Adão: Eu estou me sentindo muito cansado. Nada que você fizesse poderia me fazer ficar acordado o resto da noite. Nem um balde d'água e nem uma xícara de café preto.
João: Então deixe-me ver se eu estou entendendo direito... você está dizendo que nem um balde de água gelada derramada na tua cabeça faria você se sentir mais acordado?
Adão: Nem café preto. Isso mesmo.
Keep in mind that nem in Portuguese is usually used as "not even"... but Duolingo seems to like nor better. But not even translates to "nem".
I hope it helps! =]
Hey melanieepps! Well, that is actually a very simplified way of describing it, but there are other cases too.
It's like "red" and "crimson"... Negro/Negra is a more elegant way of referring to the color black. It is used for skin color and race, for hair color, for animals (horses and panthers come to mind), for the night sky, flowers, for super heroes (Dark Knight comes to mind), and food (chocolates and desserts come to mind), mysterious things in general (Noir!). It can be used when trying to speak more poetically too, just like crimson in English.
I'm sure there are other cases that I'm not remembering right now, but I hope this helps anyway. =]
I think it is because for the moment, Duolingo only supports Brazilian Portuguese (hence the flag), just like they only fully support American English (and not British English). I think they will add support for other variations of the languages soon, but for now, they are not really accepting European Portuguese...
Edit: turns out, they do accept European Portuguese, but it is being added through user suggestions. So we need to report those and wait for them to be incorporated into the system. =D