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"Eu não leio nem escrevo."

Translation:I neither read nor write.

January 31, 2013

13 Comments


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

While the given answers are grammatically proper, it is far more common for an English-speaker to say "I don't read or write." That should probably be an acceptable answer.


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

Nah you're somehow wrong and right. First off, "I neither read nor write" is a perfectly proper sentence. It is not, however, the proper translation for this Portuguese sentence, although it does have the same meaning. "I neither read nor write" is literally "Eu nim leio nim escrevo."


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

Eu nEm leio nEm escrevo.


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

in English, the grammatically proper sentence is either "I neither read nor write" or "I do not read or write" -- "I do not read nor write" is considered a double negative and improper.


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

Please tell me that portugese uses nem naturall and colloquially! Unlike english, which uses nor so little and awkwardly that people arent sure it exists outside of computer programming.


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

Why will it not accept "I don't read, neither do I write?" That I believe is proper English, but they add an "and" between read and neither


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

Proper English, yes, but this style of speaking isn't really common.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/natedawg94

Why is "i do not read nor write" wrong..


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

It is a double negative even though I put that as my answers. It was wrong. Mas eu entendo agora.


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

Is there a difference between "eu não leio nem escrevo" and "eu nem leio nem escrevo"? Are both correct?


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

I put "i don't read or write" which is correct English


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dani718287

In English we avoid double negation "neither...nor". "neither...or" is a better choice. I neither read or write.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/acarlil3

nem eu, camarada. nem eu

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