"As mulheres tomam banho."

Translation:The women take a bath.

March 11, 2013

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As a British person, I would say HAVE a shower and HAVE a bath, these should also be accepted.

March 11, 2013


haha I was just gunna comment on how much I LOVE how almost exactly portuguese translates their phrases into AMERICAN English. We say take a bath :) I appreciate your frustration though; as a foreign language instructor I have to teach British English all the time and it drives me up a wall! lol

March 27, 2013


Margarita, I´m sure it drove you up THE wall

April 26, 2013


hahah I don't discriminate - you can drive me up any wall, it doesn't have to be THE wall or anything.. lmao definitely messed that one up thanks

April 26, 2013


This is geared towards American/global users. Go use whatever the Brits have invented as a form of Duolingo... oh wait.. :p.

May 10, 2015


Big L Corleone is too advanced for y'all!! (Sorry, totally not Portuguese related, but I gotta give you a lingot for that!!)

May 10, 2015


Tomam/Toman is the correct verb in Portuguese/spanish which literally translates to 'take'. If you wanted to literally translate have a bath it would be 'ter um banho', which cooould be understood but it would still sound like you are possessing a bath.

Intão, saying 'Have a bath' isn't a correct translation, because the correct verb is 'tomar' which means 'to take', so regardless of the way you say it in english, 'take' is the correct verb to translate this verb into.

Also they should be trying to include European Portuguese as well as British English. I think the main thinking is the sheer majority of Brazilian/'American' speakers compared to the native countries (obviously).

But also it is generally easier for most foreigners to understand American English rather than English from England, and same goes for the syllabic Brazilian form vs. the stressed European form of Portuguese. The Portuguese barely say more than one vowel each word, and often times the same goes for British english speakers ;)

June 5, 2015


...Together? >_>

January 14, 2015



December 4, 2014


why not "tomam um banho" ?

January 22, 2014


'tomar banho' is a 2-word idiom in Portuguese, so it would not be normal to add the article, nor make it plural. And it does not mean that everyone takes a bath together. It's just how Portuguese says it.

October 6, 2015


It is not wrong, but it's more common without the article.

June 18, 2015


I was wondering the same thing

March 12, 2015


Isn't ,,the women take showeR (instead of showeRS)" correct?

June 19, 2013


"The women take a shower" and "the women take showers" are both OK and mean much the same. The 2nd form makes it clear that they are not sharing a shower!

July 14, 2013


Are both these sentences represented by the same in Portuguese? Is there any way to distinguish whether each woman is showering individually or if they are all sharing one?

April 18, 2014


'...tomam banho juntas.' Together

November 18, 2014


As an American, I would say either that they have bathS/showerS, or that they take bathS/showerS. They wouldn't all be taking the same bath or shower unless they were in a Roman bath house or something!

June 16, 2015


well i just i say, they shower, why take and have, if you can just shower

April 1, 2016


Haha, you're so right. I don't know why so many european languages developed this use of the seemingly arbitrary verb "take" for things like "taking a shower" or "taking a nap" or "taking a taxi" or "", when you're not really taking anything from anywhere.

May 23, 2016


What's the difference between taking a shower and taking a bath in Portuguese? These two aren't the same in English, so how do I make clear I'm taking a shower or bath?


October 30, 2016


You can say "tomar banho" and "tomar banho de banheira".

October 30, 2016


So "tomar banho" means "shower" and the other one "bath"? :-)

October 30, 2016


Yes! =)

October 30, 2016


There is no word ...baths ..in english

August 15, 2017


What are you talking about? Of course there is a word "baths" in English. It is the plural of the word "bath."

August 15, 2017
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