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"Tu bebes leite."

Translation:You drink milk.

February 6, 2013



How does the verb "like" work e.g "You like milk?" would it be "gostes"?


It is "você gosta de leite" or "tu gostas de leite". The verb gostar has to have "de" (of) after it. Always! =)

OK, except when answering a question or when you don't intend to follow the verb with the description of what the liking refers to. Here's an example of what the exception looks like:

– Você gosta de leite? (Do you like milk?)
– Gosto. (Yes -- we respond with the verb, usually)
– Eu achava que ela não gostava (I thought she didn't)

So if there is a definition of what the liking is about (meaning, if you are going to mention the milk), you need to use the de. Always! =)


Você gosta

Tu gostas


No. "Gostar" and "beber" have different endings, so the conjugation is different. Ele gosta, ele bebe (he likes, he drinks; this is the present of indicative. Que ele goste, que ele beba ("let him like", "let him drink"); this is the present of subjunctive.


I just want to say that I really believe that people learning Brazilian Portuguese shouldn't bother much about "Tu" pronoun. It's stuff from older books, not even used in more formal situations.


Anyway it's useful to learn "Tu" because in some situations it helps. I belong to a French speaking group learning Brazilian Portuguese. When we speak in Portuguese among ourselves to practice the language we use ''Tu'' as we would have used it in French. When we correspond with brazilian friends on the internet we use ''você''. It's more cultural than linguistic.


Unless you plan to travel south, then it might be handy to know it! =)


Yeah, I never went south, I'm from the southeast. I got to know my country more. =]


What if I want to read the literature as well as talk to people?


Why isn't it " tu bebe" ?


Im confused about this too.


very bad pronounce.


It sounds like "you babies milk".


eu que sou nativo errei kkk' marquei ''bebe''


I swear in example before in the "new concept" that it's Voce é and Tu es, but now it's Tu bebes...?


Tu és = You are

Tu bebes = You drink


TU beb-ES....(you drink are)...You are drinking.

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