"It is the lemon."

Translation:É o limão.

March 28, 2013

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is this the word for lemon or lime? i thought that lemons were not very common in brazil....


dont try to figure it out. There are so many citrus fruits that also look like lemons or limes, with similar names, (many fruits not existing outside of south america) that you have never even seen before... that you will never figure it out. I have seen limes in 3 diff shapes and colors, one i thought was a tangerine...but no, those are difefrent (yet the same too).

Seriously, forget everything you know in english and just go with what it tells you. you will save hours of confusion and head-smashing this way.


Lemons are the most common, at least in the area where I live....lima is another type of fruit and another variety of lemon.


Here in USA lemon is yellow, lime is green... both a kind of limão. The yellow lemon is less acidic than the green one but still sour and not as sweet as the- limA- (mexican and probably the one you are talking about from Brasil). I have not seen limas here but there are tangerines, mandarins and grapefruits( toronjas)


I learnt around SP "limão" is the green lime and very common. "Limão siciliano" is the yellow lemon and not that common as well as more expensive.


This has been my experience as well

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