"I am a man and she is a woman."

Translation:Eu sou um homem e ela é uma mulher.

April 4, 2013

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what is the difference between "sou" and "é"?


"Sou" is used for "I"( I am = eu sou). "Is" is for he, she, it, you (ele, ela, isso, você é).


I'm still confused on the difference between "Eu sou" and "Eu estou"


Both "Eu sou" and "Eu estou" means "I am", but 'estou' talks about the PRESENT, while 'sou' about ALL TIME. For example: Eu sou lindo( I am handsome since I was born OR when I became ). Eu estou lindo( I'm handsome IN THE MOMENT.)


"Eu estou": It refers to a state, something occurs at a moment. "I'm tired" -> at the moment, I am tired.

"Eu sou": It refers to a characteristic that is part of you. "I'm a brazilian" - I was born brazilian and this is one of mine characteristics. Or I was recognized with a new citizenship, but nevertheless this is part of me now.

"I'm green": If this is my normal color, so in Portuguese it will be: "Eu sou verde".

"I'm green": If I woke up green or someone dropped green paint on me and I'm telling you, it will be translated "Eu estou verde".


When you are talking about a male, do you write "um", and when your talking about a female would you write"uma"? Sometimes I find it confusing

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I wrote sou um homem e e (with an accent) uma mulher but I was marked wrong. I thought you could drop the e, tu, ele/ela/ noi/ voce/ eles/elas. help


When you compare using pronouns, you should include them =)


What is the difference between sao and e?


"são" is used with "nós"( we ), and "é" is used with "ele/ela/você"( he/she/it ) and singular nouns. For example, ' nós somos homens'( We are men ) and 'a cama é grande'( The bed is big ).Hope I've helped! :)


Does this really need an article? There's about as many Google hits for "eu sou homem" as "eu sou um homem".


The sentence in english requires article, so in portuguese.


Does "eu sou homem" translate closer to "I am male" than "I am a man"?


I am male = eu sou masculino. But a native would not say that, but "sou do sexo masculino".


So is there an English equivalent that would be used for "eu sou homem"?


I took the literal translation for male. Eu sou homem = I'm (a) man.


Whats the difference between homem and homen?


man = homem. There isn't the word homen, but the plural for homem is homeNS.


Homen is wrong. The right answer is 'homem'


Where can I learn about accents? I've been getting them right, but with typos because of accents. I don't understand them.


In this sentence "she is a woman" translation of "is" i "è". Often I saw using the word èsta instead è. Why is changed here and what is the difference between this 2 words?

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