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"Eles leem os jornais de manhã."

Translation:They read the newspapers in the morning.

March 8, 2013

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

why not "they read the morning newspapers"


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

Because "de manhã" implies the period of the day. Morning newspapers is jornais DA manhã


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

Thanks, Now I remember breakfast = café da manhã


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

Yep.... look at this "eu tomo café de manhã" = i drink coffee in the morning, "eu tomo café DA manhã" = i have breakfast


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

excellent example!


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

thank you paulenrique for this clarification!


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

I put "They read newspapers in the morning" and it was WRONG. Negative! We don't commonly say "They read THE newspapers in the morning", it sounds odd. (P.S. I am a native speaker of both English and Portuguese)


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

So it's not necessary to write "os jornais DA manhã"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Speed369

No, "da" indicating possession / indica posse


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

Oh so if I used "da" it would refer to the morning newspaper?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Speed369

Yes, "Eu leio jornal da manhã" it refer the newspaper belong to the morning (generally used as title of the newspaper).

"Eu leio jornal de manhã" it refer that the newspaper is reading of the morning.

Other examples:

"O sapato da menina" - The girl's shoes (the girl has a shoes).

"Eu vou de ônibus" - I go of bus.

How is my english? I missed something? Thanks.


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

Now that I read it, it sounds funny but that's how we say it here in California. When using, "go of", what comes to my mind is using it in this sentence. "I go of my own free will.". Hope this helps!

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