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"Vamos fazer uma parada para comer."

Translation:Let's make a stop to eat.

May 27, 2013

14 Comments


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

"Let's make a stop to eat" is not something that english speakers would say. We would say "Let's stop to eat"


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

On the other hand, it appears to be what Português speakers would say and since it's teaching Português, it's completely fine. Especially since it's grammatically correct too.

In the English lessons, "Let's stop to eat" would be preferred but if Duo kept accepting the multitude of incorrect but acceptable variants there were, we wouldn't learn what the correct Português phrasing is


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

Let's make a stop - vamos fazer/dar uma parada...
Let's stop - vamos parar...


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

Thanks, that's exactly what i was gonna ask about.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/M132T003C

That is an accepted answer already, but I agree that it should probably be the main one.


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

Yes, it is. To "make a stop" [for a purpose] is a very common usage in the US.


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

Another accepted translation: We'll take a break to eat.
More natural?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Siplswimmer79

Is this case, would be ok if the speaker was working, studying or involved in an specific activity. If the speaker was travelling, for example, this construction wouldn't be acceptable.


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

Nós faremos uma parada para comer


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

Why not "We take a break to eat"?


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

Nós fazemos uma parada para comer


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

let us have a stop to eat - is wrong?


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

Let's make a break to eat is completely acceptable. But in fact it is a strange construction in english


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

I carelessly wrote "We are going to make a stop to eat." - and wasn't marked wrong. The PT for that would have been "Nós vamos fazer uma parada para comer." - but there's no way to report that I should have been marked wrong.

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