Translation:The girl drinks juice out of that glass.
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Ohh yeah, for places we also use in. I think "in,on,at" a tough thing to learn!!! "Pu the dough in a pan", "put the kiwis in the fridge", maybe "put some more coffee in my cup,plz". Then, the coffee is in the cup...( i think we should wait for a native to come around hehe)
Hey guys, In Languages like Spanish and Portuguese, which are very, very similar, the proposition "IN" would be used rather than "FROM" and it does not sound weird, it is just a rule to be learned; actually they are both correct but "IN" is more popular.
You would hear a person say: "I was drinking water in that glass" rather than "I was drinking water from that glass"
Of course in English we don't say it that way.
-Native Spanish Speaker-
- "I drink in my cup." technically means I'm in my cup and I drink, which is generally nonsensical.
- "I drink the coffee in my cup." would be construed as "I drink the coffee THAT IS in my cup." rather than meaning (1).
- "Put coffee in my cup." has the meaning of (1) too, ie "I'm in my cup and I put coffee (somewhere), but also nonsensical.
- (3) would be more correctly represented as "Put coffee INTO my cup."
In portuguese it's common to use "bebe Naquele copo". But it means that she drinks USING that glass, not FROM that glass. (Of course someone that drinks using a glass cannot avoid drinking from that glass)
But if you say "bebe Daquele copo", then there's no mistake, she drinks FROM that glass.
Since there's no english option for "in that glass", probably "from" would be the best answer...
I agree with you Anna. A thing I have noticed while I learned portuguese for over 26 years ago is that many portuguese people are sloppy when speaking their language. Naquele is just wrong but nobody cares because everybody says it. It's a wrong that became right because the majority says it wrong. You will encounter more of these situations.
Naquele/ -a has a different usage from nesse/ -a, when it comes to the parameter of distance. So we have 3 ways to say in something. 1. Neste/ -a which is for "in this" object which is close to me. 2. Nesse/ -a which is for "in that" object close to you 3. Naquele/ -a for "in that" object that is away from both of us