https://www.duolingo.com/Joannasuk

"He speaks behind his back."

March 1, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/Joannasuk

I'm stuck with this phrase, why is it plural? And why pelas instead of the work for behind?

March 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique

It happens cuz this part of the body is always in plural in portuguese.... and pelas.... its because of the expression..."não gosto de pessoas que falam pelas costas" each language has its expressions :)

March 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Joannasuk

Ah perfect, I haven't learnt about the body yet so didn't know. Figured it was a manner of speech. Obrigada!

March 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique

No problem... any doubt just ask :)

March 1, 2013
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