"Eu não tenho carteira, relógio ou chaves."

Translation:I have no wallet, watch or keys.

March 30, 2013



I guess it's quite useful in Brasil ;) second to "please don't shoot"

July 27, 2013


"Estou sem carteira, relogio ou chaves" means I'm not carrying them on me, as opposed to not owning these items.

July 22, 2015


Why wouldn't you use an article (o/a/um/uma) here after tenho?

March 8, 2014


I agree, the fact that the (português) sentence is missing an article is confusing. In the English translation, the 'no' acts as the article: "I have no wallet, watch, or keys." In German, the translation would be: "Ich habe keine Brieftasche, Armbanduhr, oder Schlüssel." In this translation, the 'keine' is the (negative) article.

March 14, 2015


You can use both.

July 1, 2016


Should purse be accepted aswell or does carteira only mean wallet?

December 10, 2013


I believe it only means wallet whereas bolas is purse.

February 26, 2015


Here in Brazil, wallet is normally used by men and purse by women. Wallet=carteira, Purse=Bolsa

April 26, 2015


Same as in Spanish, but in this example, how do you know the gender of the speaker?

September 12, 2016


In Portugal it means purse as well (also see google translate) and I think it should be correct.

November 7, 2017


could we say : "Eu não tenho carteira, relógio nem chaves." as well ?

March 30, 2013


yep, informally we'd understand that pretty well, as well as "Eu não tenho carteira, nem relógio nem/ou chaves"

March 30, 2013


what about formally ?

March 30, 2013


when I say informally, I mean in any situation, even in an important meeting. Sometimes when writing, people prefer using other types. But this sentence can be translated in many ways. If you want to enhance/highglight each object, you can use "nem" before each of them. "Eu não tenho nem carteira, nem relógio, nem chaves..."

March 30, 2013


Does the Oxford comma not apply in Portuguese?

July 7, 2016


In Portuguese, it is wrong. You only add comma before "e" or "ou" if you have two different subjects:

  • Eu como arroz e feijão.
  • Eu como arroz, e ela come feijão.
  • Eu como arroz ou feijão.
  • Eu como arroz, ou ela come feijão.
July 7, 2016
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