https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gerry11111

"Eu vou passar na sua casa amanhã."

April 28, 2013

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gerry11111

can "come by your house" work well as an english translation here? Or does that not convey the exact meaning of the verb?

April 28, 2013

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

Yup.. passar in this situation means pass by/ stop by

April 28, 2013

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

Does this mean I need to bake cookies or not? Are they actually planning to enter the house?

June 20, 2013

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

We cant guess if they will exactly enter the house, but it involves going to the house, maybe to pick up something, or even catch up on their talk...

June 20, 2013

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

Thanks Paul, that's clear. I asked because in English 'pass by' does not imply visiting, whereas 'stop by' does. Starts mixing cookie dough.

June 20, 2013

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

Yeah :), so passar em can be used both to pass by and stop by....the real action will depeding on the context

June 20, 2013

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

Just to confuse matters more there are some American/British English differences in usage... it's open to interpretation whether stopping and passing imply entering... in a literal translation using the word 'by' implies next to... but a lot of people would take this as entering... the next question is what constitutes a cookie!?

July 1, 2013

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

hahah. True. Biscuits where I'm from, though the American cultural juggernaut has brought cookies into common use. Also, I work in the web industry so totes confused.

July 1, 2013

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

I'm sorry but if a biscuit doesn't have chocolate (or other flavoured) chips in it, then it's is simply not a cookie... I believe this is backed up by the Brazilians too... long live the biscuit... I'm sure the Queen would agree, bet she's never had a cookie... hmm... what were we talking about again!?

July 1, 2013
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