"Você não precisa ser tão formal."

Translation:You don't need to be so formal.

March 3, 2014

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

You need not be so formal is even more literal as well as concise, yet Duo is not accepting of it. :(

https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/en-dont-need-neednt-need-not.1889343/


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tyler197

You must not be so formal.


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

Why not "estar"? This sentence seems to indicate a temporary requirement...?


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

You are right about it being temporary and I can't really explain why you can't use estar, but you can't. This is probably one of those fixed expressions, exceptions you attribute to usage.


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

Thanks, I'll have to keep that in mind then!


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

we use 'ser', even in temporary requirements; in a formal language, in a temporary requirement, we can use estar.( the woman to her husband: Você não precisará estar tão formal na festa, vá tirar esta gravata...)


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

You do not need to be too formal?

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