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Does the verb ganhar only mean win? Or, like in Spanish, does it also mean to earn?
Win, gain, earn, make (money). They can be synonyms depending on the context, but "ganhar", like "win", usually doesn't have the sense of being deserved, like earn does (think of "I earned a raise" vs. "I won a raise").
I entered "The man gets a belt" (accepted) which makes more sense than "The man wins a belt".
The 'nh' sound is like a soft nasalized 'n' in which the tongue doesnt quite touch the roof of the mouth and leaves the sound open, but nasalized. . . I cant think of an equivalent in English at all! Almost like 'ñ' or like 'canyon' but the sound is not closed off by the tongue, if that makes ANY sense??
actually it would be "faixa"(tkd, jiu jitsu, karatê, judô - faixa branca, cinza, amarela...preta...)and "cordão/corda"(capoeira).
When receive means win, to be clear. He received a prize, not he received his test results.
Ganha means win when you make it happen, like win a race,and ganha mens gets when someone give you something, like me giving you a answer