"Eles sustentam seus filhos."

Translation:They support their children.

April 10, 2013

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/S.Carter1

"They maintain their children" doesn't make sense in English. It should be "They take care of their children".

October 24, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/chrisromeo

Right, "maintain" is not normal. You maintain a car, not kids. I would think that "They support their children" would be a closer translation, though.

November 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/adnav3
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Am I the only one who heard: "eles sustentam OS seus filhos"? Could just be my PT-PT (my mother tongue) conditioned mind...

May 19, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/KTKee-EnglishEng
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am seus could be mistaken for os seus if spoken by a robot..

April 26, 2014

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I would think that the most natural way to say this in English is "they provide for their children". This gives the impression of financial support. I think that's what it's trying to say?

December 19, 2014

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The Portuguese sentence does not only cover money with the sense of Ā«sustentarĀ», but it also covers feeding the children, clothing them, sheltering them, etc. Now that I think of it, I guess "provide for" also covers all those aspects.... :D

June 26, 2015

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So English "sustain" seems to be the best here, unfortunately not approved by Duo (I got error).

February 12, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/ricky_clarkson

Should "They sustain their children" be ok?

April 10, 2013

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

April 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/chrisromeo

Maybe a native English speaker could figure out what you meant by that, but it's not a natural way to say that you support your children.

November 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ricky_clarkson

Cheers.

April 10, 2013
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