Gostamos is present not paste, right? So why we DID not like the chicken?
Wouldnt this be "We do not like the chicken" and not "We did not like the chicken"? Im confused
It can be both, one would know by the context. I'm getting it in a lesson on the present tense, so the translation should really be your first example.
Its not the point that it can be both tenses. Even those with knowlege of past tense would naturally assume present tense in this category and will make the mistake first time on this sentence, indeed more likely than a beginner as beginners may well use the drop down hints more regularly, whereas those with more experience would not use them.
"do" is used here because "gostar de" but the article "o frango" means a specific chicken? for instance if i wanted to say we don't like chicken in general I'd say "gostar de frango" ?
Yep.... you are right, example: não gostamos do frango que ela cozinhou (specific chicken)
But this is a lesson on the present tense - so it seems that asking for a translation in the past is out of place here.
If the lesson subject is the present tense, there would be no expectation of a translation using the past - which has not been introduced into the curriculum at all yet.
The subject heading is 'present' not 'past', so why is "do not" marked as incorrect whilst "did not" is marked as correct...?
If the lesson is about the present tense, asking for a translation in the past is out of place here. I understand that the spelling is identical in this instance for the past, but the subject has not been introduced yet so the preferred translation should be corrected to the present tense. Thanks!
Do = de + o. When you use "gostar" (like), you must use "de" after it. Do =de + o, da = de + a
Could "Nós não gostamos do frango" also mean that we don't like chicken in general? Because in other Latin languages you can/need to put the article even when you are talking in general.
This is a mistake to make it so no one would know this is meant to be past tense because obviously the objective is to avoid use of the drop down hints in order to learn. I.e. this means just about everyone will initially go wrong. Even those who have knowledge of past tense because they too would not assume the past tense in this category.
If "do" is supposed to make it specific which chicken is meant, why can't I write "We do not like that chicken"?
In English Don't and do not are 2 ways of saying the same thing, yet Don't is counted wrong!