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Pronunciation

It would be nice to hear these two forms of the same verb side by side.

Chego versus chegou

I am not looking for a translation. Do Portuguese speakers in Portugal make a Clear distinction?

Is there a link where we can hear any conjugated form of a verb, not just the infinitive? It would be very helpful. Obrigado.

January 26, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/Febrentu

"Chego" the stress syllable falls on "che-" and the "-go" is unstressed = "gu" CHEgu. "Chegou" the stressed syllable is "-gou" = cheGÔU, cheGÔ.

January 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/GlobalJim711

Legal! Isto é ótimo! Obrigado!

January 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/josephkt

by context

January 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/GlobalJim711

Obrigado.

January 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Febrentu

De nada!

January 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Cristiano-Freire

Chego = This word is on the present (indicative). • Eu Chego / I arrive

Chegou = Past tense (indicative) • Ele chegou / He arrived

January 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/GlobalJim711

Oi Cristiano, ok..if you want to talk about translating, help me out with this. We are arriving by jet in Lisbon, Portugal and want to know when we will arrive.

Quando chegamos em Lisboa?

Quando vamos chegar em Lisboa?

Obrigado!

January 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Cristiano-Freire

E aí Jim! =)

Nesse caso, o correto é usar Quando vamos chegar em Lisboa? , outra opção é Quando chegaremos em Lisboa? ou Quando iremos chegar em Lisboa? ou até mesmo Vamos chegar em lisboa quando?

Quando chegamos em Lisboa? , it's strange to speak this phrase in the question, because chegamos is the perfect tense of Nós (We). "Quando chegamos em Lisboa" is to phrase like: Quando chegamos em Lisboa, encontramos nossa família. (without question).

But, if you to say "Quando chegamos em Lisboa?" any native speaker will understand what you wanna say.

January 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/GlobalJim711

Legal! Que ótimo! I appreciate your comments very much. Obrigado!

January 27, 2017
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