"Foi como se ele esperasse ver você."

Translation:It was as if he expected to see you.

March 24, 2013

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/andreaparker

I'm having to type a deliberate error here, to get my answer through!! How often are the given answers reviewed?? Is it a waste of time flagging up errors?

March 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/tuuky

This is really wrong, but I think they do review them. I'm fairly new to the site, but I've seen quite a few comments from staff about errors fixed. However, Portuguese is still in beta, though.

March 28, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/G.P.Niers

I think it's fixed now.

June 23, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/greenemm

“It was as if he expected to see you” and “It was as if he waited to see you” are both accepted now.

July 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Joshumz

It was as if he was expecting to see you?

October 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/emeyr

You need the subjunctive after "as if" in AmE. The sentence describes a counterfactual situation.

• Foi como se ele esperasse ver você.
• It was as if he expected to see you.

• Foi como se ele estivesse esperando ver você.
• It was as if he were expecting to see you.

https://www.grammaring.com/as-if-as-though

edited.

October 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Mikenorling

I was rejected when writing it was as if he was hoping to see you. Esperar can mean both waiting and hoping. My answer should also be accepted.

March 15, 2019
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