https://www.duolingo.com/smucin

"Nós vimos toneladas de café."

February 16, 2013

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/aryssaray

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

March 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Somatic

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

September 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/smucin

it's past simple, not present

February 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/tomas4g13

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

March 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/vivisaurus
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Yes, I am pretty sure this is literally tons.

May 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/sammy1684

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

April 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/vivisaurus
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Vimos = (we) saw, Vemos = (we) see

May 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/davidalso
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Is there a difference in sound?

June 7, 2013

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

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

I hope it helps! =)

June 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/davidalso
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Yep!

June 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Frencesca

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

April 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ESantiagoCH

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

May 26, 2013

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

May 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/per_iocum
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i am not sure i did get the meaning of the sentence...

April 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Somatic

This is an awkward sentence

September 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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' ?

September 26, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/vivisaurus
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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!) =)

September 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/reno300

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

September 29, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/vivisaurus
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If it is, then I don't know how, sorry. There should be!

October 3, 2013
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