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"Ele ficou com o quarto por seis meses."

Translation:He kept the room for six months.

February 9, 2013



What does it mean to stay with a room?


He kept the room for six months.

He had the room for himself for six months.


Probably means he "kept" the room (as in renting it)


Yeah, I don't think this has any meaning in English.


I believe that "ficar com" means "to keep". If you think about it, "to keep a room" does sort of mean the same thing as "to stay with a room".


It makes sense for me, speaking Australian English, even though it's not the commonest way to say it. He rented it or lived in it for this long.


The best I can find in my dictionaries is "ficar com" to take = comprar (buy) which would give "he took the room for six months, That coincides with amhedh's solution. The other offering of Duolingo, "stayed with the room" is not an expression I have heard in 74 years as an English speaker. The nearest is "He stuck with the room" meaning "he put up with it for want of a better one".


Nor for 74 years. I used "in" here in the sense of "sticking with it" but that was wrong. Yes it does sound like there may have been some reason why he might have moved out, but didn't


Oh, this means he kept it for 6 months, like he rented it, like a hotel room-- not he kept to it or stayed in it. This is a pretty obscure locution to spring on us with no context or preparation.


Surely "he took the room for six months" should be ok?


It accepted "he stayed in the room for six months." I think this would be a more natural translation although kept could work


it didn't accept stay for me :(


First reaction: He stayed in the room for six months o.o?

But then I saw the discussion and somehow I listened correctly to the voice


Should bedroom have been accepted?


Yes, as we have no further context.


"Quarto" normally means "bedroom", not "room" (which would be "sala").


'He got the room for six months.' should be ok too.

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