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And I will write a letter to the lion and see if he comes to help me with my portuguesse. xD!!!
Either Duo has latched on to the fact that weider these sentences are, more likely are we to discuss them and recall them for their "shock value"..or, the human drone coming up with them is rather imaginative!
Imagine you are reading a story. One might eventually find himself reading this kind of sentences in their daily chores.
I'm wondering, is there any difference between a mouse and a rat in Portuguese? My dictionary says that "rato" means both "rat" and "mouse."
My friend from Brazil told me that they use the word "camundongo" for mouse.
Yes, but we often mix the terms. There are people who say Mickey Mouse é um rato, but there are others who say Mickey Mouse é um camundongo. So, both are acceptable. xD
what's the difference between I am an rat and I am a rat? I thought there was none!
You can't say I am an rat. It depends on whether there's a consonant or vowel sound at the beginning of the word. A rat, a rooster. An octopus, an ostrich.
An: precedes words starting with vowel sounds (an apple, an orange). (However, because "y" makes a yuh sound at the beginning of every word it starts, it is not preceded by "an", but by "a": "a young bear", "a u-nicorn"<a is used here because it is made the same way "y" us made in the mouth.) Am: used when describing yourself from first person: "I am not a rat! I am a man!" ("A" describes "rat" and "man", but "am" describes you.) On another note, you can also say: "I am an orange!" Here, "an" describes orange, which starts with a vowel sound, and "am" describes you. I hope you find this useful! :)
são = are. Eles sao, they are. Sou = am, Eu sou, I am
I think if you hover over the word on the question it'll show you how to "conjugate" it in all it's forms: I am, you are, they are, we are.