"We write with pens."

Translation:Nós escrevemos com canetas.

February 16, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/andreaparker

If both answers are expected here, how do we differenciate between we write and we are writing, in Portuguese?

February 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/msbraz
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I agree, 'Nós estamos escrevendo com canetas.'(we are writing with pens) doesn't seem like a direct translation of 'we write with pens'

June 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Danmoller
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Erudis is right.

In some specific cases, you can say "write = are writing". In those cases, the translations are valid.

April 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/erudis
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We are writing = Nós estamos escrevendo

February 16, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Jones_Rick
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A misleading and stupid example.

April 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ketoacidosis
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It is a bit misleading and like a bit of a trick question. I'd guess that just "Nós escrevemos com canetas" is the best translation for "We write with pens," while "Nós estamos escrevendo com canetas" means "We are writing with pens." I'm not sure if in some cases you could use "We write" or "We are writing" interchangeably (in English or in Portuguese).

However, this is the "Gerund" lesson (although many of these examples are not actually on the Gerund, but nevertheless...), so I selected both of the Portuguese sentences that I mentioned.

June 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/10zheng
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we write and we are writing are two quite different actions

February 13, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/137rsa

agree with both comments

February 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/FerEnaf
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I agree with all the comments above

March 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/moosetracks79

Yes to all the comments. Duo Lingo should update it already.

March 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Gucinha
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| agree. This is a mistake.

March 15, 2014
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