"Qual jornal você assina?"

Translation:What newspaper do you subscribe to?

May 9, 2013



When are we supposed to use "sign" or "subscribe"? I cannot seem to tell.

May 9, 2013


"Sign" is used for writing your name at the end, "subscribe" is to receive every month (to subscribe for a periodical). Both are 'assinar' in Portuguese.

May 9, 2013


I signed up for this course therefore I have a subscription to it.

December 11, 2013


Couldn't this also mean 'which paper do you sign' ?, like if someone was signing a contract. ('signing the papers'....)

May 9, 2013


Paper = papel / newspaper = jornal. I agree sign is also a suitable answer, but do you think that would sound natural/correct to you: 'what newspaper do you sign?' This question points a routine. I dont think many people spend their time signing newspapers. So, in such case i think subscribe works better. It will depend on the context which one to use, more in English than Portuguese, cause in Portuguese they're the same. If one says "qual jornal você assina?" we'd see that as "what newspaper do you subscribe to?"

May 9, 2013


I agree with you to an extent, but there are a lot of questions and statements in this program that don't sound "normal" anyway. In fact we usually have to answer as literal as we can in attempt to evade losing our lovely hearts lol. Its more dangerous to assume and arbitrarily assign the meaning "subscribe" to "assina" when the whole time we've learned it as "sign". then on top of that the "help" selection can be misleading.

but like I said, I understand where you're coming from boss!

November 21, 2013


Ok, thanks. jornal had 'paper' as a hint but I guess that just means paper as an abbreviation for newspaper. I'd forgotten about papel.

May 9, 2013


No problem, man....when we make mistakes and when we ask questions, we remember better the things we learned.... so, keep it up. Any time you have a question, doubt, find something strange, you should ask....then you'll keep in mind easier ;)

May 9, 2013


Thanks so much for your help :)

May 9, 2013


Amen brother,so true...... :)

September 3, 2015


"to" in final the sentence,why??

February 7, 2014


In the olden days, we were taught to never end a sentence with a preposition. In that case, we would say, "To which newspaper do you subscribe?" Nowadays, that rule seems to have fallen by the wayside, as we say.

May 12, 2014


thanks for your explanation man.

May 12, 2014


The olden days are not even really that old. The rule that a preposition can't be final was made up to begin with, and had more to do with Latin than anyone speaking English. For one description of the history, see here. http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2011/11/grammar-myths-prepositions/

August 24, 2014


why qual instead of que? I thought qual could not function as an adjective?

January 28, 2014


It can, I believe, function as an adjective, meaning 'which one'.

February 14, 2014


Is this really wrong? "What newspaper do you subscribe?" I mean, am I obligated to use the preposition? Thanks in advance for your assistance...

November 11, 2014


Nope. You subscribe to/for something.

March 5, 2015


How about using Inscrivir. Qual jornal você inscrive? (Or something aroudn that word) I am just not sure. Thanks!

April 22, 2018


No, it does not work

To subscribe to = assinar

April 23, 2018


What newspaper are you signed up for ..... has the same meaning in English

July 31, 2018
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