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

"Nós vimos toneladas de café."

February 16, 2013

19 Comments


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

This is clearly a present tense lesson. Why would they add past?


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

yes, thank you I came here to write this comment exactly. It's supposed to be a present tense lesson. This is confusing.


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

it's past simple, not present


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tomas4g13

Is "tons" in this case literal, like weight? or is it colloquial, like "we say a lot (tons!) of coffee"


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

Yes, I am pretty sure this is literally tons.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sammy1684

how do we tell the difference between past and present tense for the verb ver?


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

Vimos = (we) saw, Vemos = (we) see


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

Is there a difference in sound?


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

Yes:

Vimos = "veemos"
Vemos = "veh-mos"

I hope it helps! =)


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

I'm sure I encountered "We watched tons of coffee." earlier.


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

Vir = Venir/Come ... Vir = Ver / see?


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

Vir = To come
She will come -- Ela vai vir

Eu venho, ela vem, eles vêm, nós viemos.

Ver = To See
She will see -- Ela vai ver

Eu vejo, ela vê, eles veem, nós vemos.

This is what you are probably referring to: Quando eu vir. = When I see (future)

Here is a website that can make all conjugations for you: http://www.conjuga-me.net/


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

i am not sure i did get the meaning of the sentence...


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

This is an awkward sentence


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/reno300

Am I right in thinking that the conjugate option under vimos leads you to the verb 'vir' which is 'to come', but the answer is taken from the verb 'ver' which is 'to see' ?


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

Yes... of the two verbs, to see makes the most sense in the sentence. I explained it in more detail to ESantiagoCH above, please take a look and see if it helps clarify.

(but if the duolingo dictionary is misleading you on this verb, please report it!) =)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/reno300

That's what I thought, thanks. Is it possible to report a question without having to wait for it again later?


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

If it is, then I don't know how, sorry. There should be!

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