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"They call the police."

Translation:Elas chamam a polícia.

May 16, 2013

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

Could one also say "Elas ligam a polícia"?


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

= they turn on the police

  • ligar para = to telephone, to care
  • ligar = to turn on

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

Wouldn't elas be only referring to women, therefore be The women call the police, rather than "they".


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

Probably for the same reason we don't write "The people call the police" when "eles" is used. The translation is still "They call the police", except now you know it's a group of women.

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