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"Nós esperamos a resposta definitiva."

Translation:We wait for the definitive answer.

May 15, 2013



Wouldn't "We await the definite response" be an acceptable answer?


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You need for with wait: to wait for something.

1) If the subject is a person or animal, use wait for:

We are waiting for results. The dog is waiting for his dinner.

2) If the subject is not a person or animal, use await:

A warm welcome awaits ... A surprise awaits ...


It's not that simple. You can "wait for", "wait on", wait at", "wait in","wait over"…. It all depends on context. "Await" usually, but not always, has a sense of expectation, longing, or consequence. Examples: (1) I "wait for" my mother to get home from work - a daily occurrence. (2) I "await" my mother's return from China - I haven't seen her for a while.


Interesting...but "we await his arrival" is pretty common.


SIM,it certainly is,and I believe it sounds more PROPER (sophisticated)? :)


What kind of forum was it? English? Portuguese? Just want to make sure it applies here.


That answer is controversial in the forum you linked to. There is a much more informative post about the a- prefix farther down the page.

To my ear, the only difference is that "awaits" is more formal and would sound stuffy in many contexts.


I was so sure "Nos esperamos" was "We hope" :(


Esperar is to wait and to hope. Just very commonly seen as to wait more often


That is what I thought too! "Esperer" in French is the verb to hope.


It is listed on WordReference.com as one of the meanings and should be accepted. I'll report it.


I wrote " we wait for the final answer" and was marked wrong. Why? Definitive can mean either "final" or "definitive".


I said 'we await the final answer'
2 questions: 1) in the previous sentence 'Este e minha responsa definitiva', I said 'this is my definite (final) answer' and was told that was wrong: it should be 'final' Here I said 'final and was told it was 'definitive' - very fine distinction if one exists at all, in English Can someone explain? 2) Could they object to 'await'? I don't know whether this is American usage.

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