"But I have to return."

Translation:Mas eu tenho que voltar.

April 7, 2013



I though eu tenho que voltar was I have to and eu preciso voltar I need to.


April 20, 2014


"Eu tenho que voltar" should also be accpeted, but, depending on the situation, both mean the same.

February 6, 2016


That's what I thought

August 25, 2017


Why is there no "de" after preciso... Mas, eu preciso de voltar ???

July 1, 2015


In Brazilian Portuguese the preposition "de" is omitted when the verb "precisr" is followed by an infinitive.

July 26, 2015


In european portuguse the preposition is needed but Duo sometimes accept and sometimes not then I prefer use the brazilian version to not be get wrong

February 6, 2016


"Mas eu tenho de voltar."

Why the 'de'?

June 22, 2017


Would, "Eu tenho voltar." be more correct here than, "Eu devo voltar." for I have to return. It seems that "devo" would be more "I ought to".

April 7, 2013


Well... if you use have, you have to say "eu tenho QUE voltar" ter+que+verb

April 7, 2013


tenho que or tenho de?

October 28, 2017

  • Tenho de (correct use, but hardly ever used)

  • Tenho que (used everywhere)

October 28, 2017


Thank you. That is what my research was turning up as well (Even in Portugal. :D) though there are quite a few examples with the "de" as well.

I just cannot yet make sense of que in this use. My brain refuses to relate. Must make new neurons... which takes so much longer now that I am no longer under 10 years old. :(

October 28, 2017


Haha... prepositions drive everyone crazy! =) Don't worry... I'm no longer 10 either....

October 29, 2017


Paulo, could you tell me who in Brazil pronounces words with the /r/ at the end like in Spanish "volve/R/": "volta/r/" and who pronounces it "volta/h/"? Obigado!!!

August 8, 2013


Like Spanish in a big part of Sâo Paulo state, and like english H in Rio de Janeiro, some parts of Minas Gerais, Northeastern... Further information: http://www.duolingo.com/comment/486296

August 9, 2013
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