"I do not find my key."

Translation:Eu não encontro a minha chave.

May 19, 2013

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

Are 'encontrar' and 'achar' completely synonymous, or is there for instance a preference in this case to use 'encontrar'?


[deactivated user]

    I have the same inquiry as Heidi. Can one use "achar" instead?

    Is "Eu não acho a minha chave" equally valid as "Eu não encontro a minha chave."?


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

    Yes, they are the same.


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

    "I do not find my key," sounds like something a non-native speaker of English would say. I would never, ever say that sentence.

    The way we normally express this idea is, "I can't find my key."


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

    (UK native) Nothing wrong with this sentence eg 'I look in the drawer but I do not find my key. However, I do find the nail scissors I've been looking for.


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

    When do you use a for possessive and when do you not:


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

    Here you can say "minha chave" or "a minha chave". Please, check this out: https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/64947


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/emma-cross

    Thank you, i tried to access the link but it wouldnt load, it got halfway and jumped back to the start and this kept repeating


    [deactivated user]

      Is it not more common to say "Não estou encontrando a minha chave"?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marc383010

      Is this responsive to asherbennaphtali's question above?


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

      Acho was not accepted. Reported


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EdwardAndr67013

      Why is acho not accepted?


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/walt921586

      here DuoLingo accepts A MINHA...but elswhere marks AS MINHAS wrong...e.g. restore "Clothes" as minhas luvas...etc. Come on DL please be consequent and correct such blatant !##!! differences. Thank you. Walt.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JacquesFre5

      Better call the pope.

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