"Escrevo uma nova carta."

Translation:I write a new letter.

August 5, 2016

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Why is the adjective before, shouldn't it be 'Escrevo uma carta nova?'

June 10, 2018


So, the pronoun "I" is assumed as part of the verb, right?

May 9, 2017


it is more usual when it's the first or second person in a conjugation

(eu) escrevo; (nós) escrevemos

(tu) escreves; (vós) escreveis - (formal for Brazilian speakers)

in the third person is kinda hard to find out which person is. Look at this:

ele escreve; você escreve; a gente escreve; o pessoal escreve

"você" rather than "tu"

"a gente" rather than "nós"

"o pessoal" rather than "eles"

and third person in a plural form

eles escrevem; vocês escrevem

"vocês" rather than "vós"

October 16, 2018


Sometimes i see the adjective before the word its describing, but nornally after (like spanish). What is the propper word order and im guessing there are exceptions?

June 29, 2018


Why is the "eu" omitted here when the translation is "I write"?

August 5, 2016


"Escrevo" is only conjugated for "eu". Therefore, even if you omit it, we understand it means "eu escrevo".

August 6, 2016


Would this not be 'write a new letter'? As there's no 'eu'

September 30, 2016


It would be "Escreve/Escreva uma carta" instead.

October 12, 2016


How do we know, it should be "I write a new letter", not "he/she/they/you write a new letter"?

October 12, 2016

  • Eu escrevo

  • Você/Ele/ela/A gente escreve

Refer to this link for the complete list.

October 12, 2016


Why not Eu escrevo?

December 20, 2016


Also right.

December 21, 2016


"I write a new card" wasn't accepted.

May 6, 2018


I think that 'carta' can be translated as "card" only if you're talking about a card game such as poker

June 3, 2018


We have "cartas novas", then "nova carta". Surely the position of the adjectiove is not changed by singluar vs plural, is it...?!

August 4, 2018


cartas novas = new letters (you're not writing the original letters, you're writing new letters that you have edited)

nova carta = you're writing/sending another letter.

June 11, 2019


Why is "write a new letter" not correct?

August 5, 2018


It's imperative = Escreve uma nova carta.

August 5, 2018


Escrevo is regularly pronounced with a closed "e", and so is any other verb with the common "screv" like descrevo, inscrevo, transcrevo, prescrevo, proscrevo, subscrevo, etc. Lots of other verbs will have a closed stressed vowel like recebo, concebo, percebo, vejo, prevejo, meto, remeto, cometo, bebo, and so forth. However, there are lots of verbs where the stressed vowel is better pronounced as open, and sometimes confusion may arise. Espero, quero, entrego, nego, pego, cego, rego, prego, decepo, trepo, etc. "eu tempero com ótimos temperos" verb with open e, noun with closed e. Same thing for "eu me enterro mas não vou ao enterro". " não me desespero, sou sem desespero". Its is hard for non-native Portuguese speakers to predict when to pronounce é like in rapé or ê like in você, especially when there is no graphic indication. But the contrast in itself is easy enoygh to spot by hearing the actual language as spoken.

August 19, 2018


Why not "uma carta nova"?

September 24, 2018


Paulenrique explained:

nova carta = another letter

carta nova = not an old letter (a new letter)

January 25, 2019


Would i be right in saying that the adjective goes before noun because it is a new letter as opposed to starting the letter again as in writing anew where the adjective would go after , just wondering?

December 7, 2018


yes, writing anew = carta nova

writing another letter = nova carta

June 11, 2019


Why does the adjective come before the noun in this one? When i put "uma carta nova", it tells me i'm wrong

December 21, 2018


Is it okay to write "carta nova"?

January 18, 2019

  • nova carta = another letter
  • carta nova = not an old letter
January 18, 2019


The pronuntiation of the male speaker here is not correct... The female do it properly... The pronunciation of the second "E" on "escr"E"vo" should be like the one on this phrase in English: "it is a never "E"nding game"... You must "use your nose" a little bit to do it... :-)

February 17, 2019


Why isn't 'nova' after the noun?

April 21, 2019


Paulenrique explained up above. Did you read the comments?

nova carta = another letter

carta nova = not an old letter (a new letter)

April 21, 2019


Where is the subject 'I' in Portuguese? I didn't put 'I' and for some reason it says I need it.

July 27, 2017


"Escrevo" can only be related to "eu" due to its ending. Therefore, you don't need to include "eu".

July 27, 2017


Could nova and carta be swapped here?

June 8, 2019


Did you read the comments on this page before posting your question?

June 8, 2019
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