"Ele levantou a mão."

Translation:He raised his hand.

March 9, 2013

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can this sentence be translated: he LIFTED his hand?

August 4, 2013

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yes!!

August 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/BarlimanOfBree

Five years and Duolingo still won't accept "lifted."

November 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/birdfishy

"Lifted his hand" can suggest "striking" as in "He lifted his hand to his wife".

November 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/peterjoel58

I would say that raised is more commonly used in this manner, but maybe it is a regional thing.

December 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/WesJM-O

Lifted needs to be accepted!

January 29, 2016

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It wouldn't be "sua mão" or "a sua mão" or even "uma mão"?

March 9, 2013

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It depends. In english we usually use he possessive with parts of the body, not the same in portuguese. So, ele levanta a mão is also correct as well as "sua mão" or "a sua mão", but it wouldnf work gud with "uma mão"

March 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/johndwarren

Lifted his hand, raised his hand. Same thing

October 7, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Becky76307

Sorry, Leslie! Duolingo is inconsistent. I thought for a while that they were like a small child who constantly changed the rules in a game to suit himself. Now, however, I believe there is more than one person setting the standard and that causes understandable, but frustrating, variance.

September 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/peterjoel58

Understandable maybe, excusable, not really. They should take more pride in their product.

December 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/birdfishy

And show more respect for native speakers of the target language.

December 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/birdfishy

"He put his hand up" would be a natural translation in English

November 30, 2018
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