"O estudo"

Translation:The study

May 12, 2013

9 Comments


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

Does study here refer to the practice of study? Eg "Biology is the study of living things" or can it also refer to a room called "the study" eg "He took his lunch to the study"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MikeM271048

How abstract is the "study"? Could we use the word "estudo" to mean "course" - having a defined content and perhaps examination criteria?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZuMako8_Momo

It is quite abstract; it means the act of studying. There are better words for "course" such as «aula», «curso», and sometimes «cadeira»


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

It should be the studio, like the recording studio, the television studio


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PabloB.1

Hi,

Study = estudo

Studio = estúdio


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

"O estudo" is correctly translated by Duolingo as "the study". But, could this also be translated as "I study it"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZuMako8_Momo

No. The «estudo» in this sentence can never be translated as "I study" because it has the article «o» right before it; therefore, the «estudo» must be the noun "study." "I study it" would be «(Eu) estudo-o.» or, equivalently, «Eu o estudo.». (Unless what you are studying is feminine like «a matemática», which would then be «(Eu) estudo-a.» or «Eu a estudo.».)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnR93

I've read the thread, and it seems like a case where English requires the word "of" after "study" in order to give this meaning, as in "the study of mathematics." We would normally use the gerund, "studying mathematics."

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