So...is "havido" normally interchangeable with "acontecido", or is it just specific cases? If someone could clear that up for me that'd be great. :)
Yes, they are interchangeable, but "acontecido" is much more common!
Good. But, The Owl still has not updated the course FOUR YEARS since the acontecido/havido matter was addressed.
The Owl again, the lazy beggar!
In this case Paulenrique, what about:
"He asked me for money as if nothing had taken place". Does it sound good to you?
There is not "havido" in Portuguese!
Strange... I see that in many articles and it is also present in my vocabulary.
See #54: http://g1.globo.com/platb/portugues/2010/02/03/duvidas-dos-leitores-11/
How does 'ele pediu..' mean 'he had asked....?' I thought that would be 'ele tinha pedido.... or have I missed something?
The correct is using simple past in the first sentence and past perfect in the second
God that sounds so hard to learn......
Unfortunately , a bit hard...
Ele pediu = he asked.
Ele vinha pedindo - He had asked
vinha pedindo? Are you trolling here?
Its a valid construction, actually.
Why does this require subjunctive? I don't see any doubt in this sentence that would require subjunctive... Is it the 'se?'
"se" for a past sentence requires subjunctive.
Why don't they accept: He aske me for ....? Is it wrong?
The beginning is ela me pediu (asked). Ela me pede would be asks...
There is not "havido". There are "houve" or "acontecido".
An example of the use of havido:
Your fans are unanimously supporting you in this battle of "experts"!
emeyr, yes we support Paulenrique because he is nearly always correct, as he has again proved himself to be this tme! Most of us know that we are no-where near experts, and are so grateful for all the time and patience he spends on us.
This site is about a law so it's necessary to use the portuguese formal that a half of the population in brazil will not understand.
Agreed that "acontecido" sounds more natural. But we can't say havido is wrong
Past participle of haver is havido. http://www.conjuga-me.net/verbo-haver