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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/soulzy

"Hoje o dia está ótimo."

February 14, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/soulzy

I don't understand how this translates to "gorgeous" from "ótimo" especially in reference to the day? And you wouldn't really say "today, the day is..." in english...would this be a typical phrase in portuguese ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/olivictor

In portuguese, the "day" refers to the weather, the sky etc... and today refer to this day in time. So if I say "hoje o dia está ótimo" means something like "today the sky is beautiful" or "the weather is great"... I don't think there is a direct association. It is a very poetic language.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/margaritaguese

ótimo for me seems like optimal, as in really good weather, so there are probably a bajillion different synonyms we could throw in there that would communicate the same meaning.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danikalifornia

I'm confused why the definitions say one thing, but then aren't accepted as correct in the answers?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/margaritaguese

we have to report them - the same thing happened to me on another question. If we report it, they will change it :)

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