"Ela os meus livros."

Translation:She reads my books.

February 3, 2013



why not "Ela lê meus livros?" why the "os" .. thanks!

February 3, 2013

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The article is not necessary when you have a possessive pronoun, your sentence is correct.

February 4, 2013


Possessive "adjective".

In fact, possessive "pronouns" will require an article most of the times.

May 12, 2016


Ele lê meus livros, it is correct

December 14, 2014


Is there a difference between Portuguese as spoken in Portugal and that spoken in Brazil since I have a Portuguese book that advocates the use of os before meus.

March 14, 2014


Yes there is. In European Portuguese the articles - like "os" - are normally required before possessives. If you say "Ela lê meus livros" in Portugal it will sound... Brazilian ;) or otherwise extremely lyric/poetic.

March 14, 2014


When it comes to my books, as in the sentence., would I have to refer to my books if I were a boy or a girl? Or since it was a girl who read my books why is books masculine?

May 31, 2014


"Livro" is a masculine word by definition, the feminine counterpart doesn't exist. So it doesn't matter if you're a boy or a girl, you will say it the same way.

May 31, 2014


"livro", it is a masculine word despite of the person who performs the action, you cannot say: "ela lê a livro" just because your talking about a girl.. hope that was the question and I could help.. keep on defining the masc and fem words..

August 28, 2014


Book is always masculine.

September 16, 2018


When do you use meus versus minhas?

March 22, 2016


It depends on the gender of the following word.

  • Livros are masculine: meus
  • Crianças are feminine: minhas
May 12, 2016


Probably a stupid question, but does the word 'os' in this sentence refer only to 'livros' or does it also refer to 'meus' somehow? ~frankieb

April 21, 2017


Definite articles are optional when you have possessive adjectives. So, you can omit them if you want to.

April 21, 2017


I wrote :ela le meus livros and got an incorrect. Why please?

June 18, 2019


It's also right.

June 19, 2019
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