https://www.duolingo.com/Pantodynamos

"Eu consegui o livro."

May 13, 2013

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Pantodynamos

Why ,,consequir" is used here...? It's ,,be allowed to", have I just encountered an idiom?

May 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique

sometimes "get" is translate as conseguir. Ex: If I get a high-paying job = se eu conseguir um emprego com bom salário

May 13, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/saharansari

I thought Conseguir was the harder part of Poder Like if is easy you use Poder And If it is harder to and more effort used Conseguir

And Now I am totally confused =( As it is not the same here

June 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique

Ive never seen that this way. Poder is used for asking for permission, also to show ability. But conseguir is used the same way referring to ability. "Eu posso dirigir" = im allowed t drive. "Eu consigo dirigir" = i can drive. I can read Portuguese = eu sei/consigo ler em Português. I can do that = eu posso/consigo fazer isso. I dont see any degree of capacity in this last example.

June 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/saharansari

That's where it is confusing for me eu Posso - is I can, instead of, I am allowed... As taught here in the lessons; I posso = I can It was a teacher in a school who sad to me the easly done task is Eu Posso and something that requires effort is Eu Consigo (almost like i tried)

I hope it clears out where my confusion is coming from.

June 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique

Dunno. If someones draws really well he says "eu posso/consigo desenhar muito bem" (and he doesnt need any effort for that). Poder is used for permission and abilities, while conseguir is just for abilities. "Não posso sair" (im prohibited to leave) "não consigo sair" (i cant get out/off - maybe the person is not able to open the door)

June 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/saharansari

Now I understand what you are trying to tell me...And I also now understand what Karen meant....

Thank you Paul, and thank you for always helping me understand and learn better!

June 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique

No problem. Just ask when you need ;) glad to help!! Sorry if sometimes i make it more difficult to understand ;)

June 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/saharansari

No, no... On the contrary the discussions clear it out much better!

June 12, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/queenyogurt

In what context would you use this? Is it more like "I was able to obtain the book" or "I understood the book" or something else entirely?

September 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique

The first option: I was able to obtain the book

September 10, 2013
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