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"The construction has twenty floors."

Translation:A construção tem vinte andares.

April 15, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/chicca63

Is it correct to say O edificio? OK, literally it would mean "building" but ...


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

I think duo prefers more literal translations.... the translation for building is edifício, prédio . In my region we normally use prédio ;)


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

Is it ok to use "pisos"?


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

No. We usually say "andares". We say "piso" when you are already inside the building or to refer to its inside, ex: consultório do dentista é no segundo piso/andar. Moro no quinto piso/andar. Inside the building you may also find signs indicating where you are using the word piso: primeiro/segundo/terceiro.... piso/andar. Hope you got it :)


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

English refers to buildings as "constructions" only during their, ahem, construction.

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