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"How many weeks old is your baby?"

Translation:Quantas semanas tem o seu bebê?

April 4, 2013

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Duomail

Why could “quantas semanas tem o teu bebê?“ have been rejected?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

Right too. Just report.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/amordeouro

Can you also say "Quantas semanas o seu bebê tem?" or would that sound weird?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

No problem. You can say that this way too..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kikilangar

Can I also say quantas semanas tem o bebe da senhora?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

Sure. It is right too and formal.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luana_Okuda

No in this context. It is impossible knowing who is the person in this phrase. The word "seu" can refer to father- "senhor" or to mother's baby- "senhora".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

Yes, that's why it should also be accepted!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/suco92

How about "quantas semanas de idade seu bebê tem"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pbez

Both 'seu' and 'teu' should be valid for this case, right?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sambonfante

Is it more common to say "..tem o seu bebe" or "..tem seu bebe"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

We prefer to shorten things, so "seu bebê" is more common.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Randy348977

Call me stupid or/and a slow learner, but where does the word "old" come into the sentence???


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/David201342

"How old are you?" is phrased as "How many [units] do you have?" in Portuguese.

The correct literal translation for this example is "How many weeks does your baby have?"

The answer would be, "Ele tem cinco semanas" = "He has five weeks" which translated to proper English would be "He is five weeks old"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Doug858951

How about -" Quantas semanas velho e seu bebe ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

"velho" is not used when asking about age in Portuguese.

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