"What do the men drink?"

Translation:O que os homens bebem?

April 10, 2013

23 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/ricky_clarkson

Is "Que bebem os homens?" right? How about "O que bebem os homens?" If not I really need to leave my Spanish grammar at the door.

April 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique

Yep. It is also correct, specially using "o que"

April 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ricky_clarkson

Thank you.

April 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/jgeesaman

How about, "Os homems bebem o que?"

October 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique

at the end you have to use "o quê" (with the accent)

October 15, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/POLSKAdoBOJU

Is there a reason why the spelling and pronunciation of 'o que' changes? Also, I think I've seen 'o quê' at the beginning of sentences. ex: "O quê que você está fazendo?" Is this correct and common?

August 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Addoley

Can I not use "o que é que" in this instance?

May 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique

Yes... it is really common! :-)

May 15, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3

"O que é que os homens bebem?" is now accepted.

June 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KTKee-EnglishEng

How do you know when to use o que and when to use que for what?

March 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/PortugueseHeart

I'm pretty sure that using the 'o' before it is optional, but more formal. I read somewhere that the 'o' is commonly dropped in spoken Portuguese.

April 10, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique

I don't think it is right...

April 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/irenesteindl

I answered "Que bebem os homens?" and it was wrong, saying I need the "O" her. I don't really get it, when to use que and when o que.

June 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/tlpresn

Why is "que os homens bebem" wrong?

June 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/jose.brise1

Same question here. O appears to make it proper.

October 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/KTKee-EnglishEng

They introduced fazer in the last question, so I though it'll be in this one too. But no.

March 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique

when "do" works an an auxiliar verb, it is not translated to Portuguese.

March 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/KTKee-EnglishEng

That's very useful to know. You should do this professionally..

March 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique

Obrigado. I just know a little bit...

March 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Jade606300

Why is 'O quem beben os homens" wrong???

September 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique

"O que bebem os homens?" is also right, but less common.

September 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Siv653164

I have difficulties to understand when it should be "o que" or "o quê". Could anyone please help me.

June 14, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/pergj

Why isn't os homens bebem o quê accepted?

July 12, 2019
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