"Ele fala sobre os seus princípios."

Translation:He talks about his principles.

April 17, 2013



OK, this module is starting to make me quite cross.

I got this wrong, with "he speaks about his principles". The warning said:

"Be careful not to confuse "talks" and "speaks"

The immediately preceding exercise had "nos falamos sobre nossas vidas" and accepted the translation "we speak about about our lives". This seems utterly inconsistent to me.

I should congratulate the designers though: it turns out I now really, really care about losing hearts :D

April 17, 2013


Hehe quite frustrating when we have to write what they want us to!!

April 17, 2013


I put "he talks about his beginnings" - why isn't that acceptable?

April 16, 2014


I also wrote "beginnings" as you did, Bevita. Did you have an answer to your question? If so, what was it? (March, 30, 2015)

March 30, 2015


Principles of Good Beginnings : Princípios dos bons começos.
Ethical principles at the beginning of life : Princípios éticos do começo da vida.
Beginnings and principles has different meanings

August 19, 2015


But both should be accepted here. There is no context to guide us to the right concept.

April 13, 2016


If it was singular you would be right, but when its plural it always mean the philosophical term.

May 15, 2017


Could this be translated as 'he speaks about their principles'?

September 19, 2013



September 20, 2013


The word «princípio» can mean either "beginning" or "principle;" however, «príncipios» in the plural can only mean "beginnings" as in "beginnings of life" or "past events." You will hear «princípios» used more often to mean "rudiments," "principles"/"convictions," and "upbringing." http://www.priberam.pt/dlpo/princ%C3%ADpios

April 16, 2016


Why is the word 'principos' included in the travel lesson? Is there a second definition or context I'm missing?

February 15, 2017


I've noticed things that have nothing to do with the lesson come up fairly frequently. I think it's just Duo's effort to keep us on our toes.

February 15, 2017


Read the other comments

February 24, 2017


6 Feb 2019 - I also wrote" He talks about his beginnings" as in the same unit this is how "principios" was translated. Reported.

February 6, 2019
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