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"Eu como com minha tia."

Translation:I eat with my aunt.

September 16, 2014

14 Comments


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

Why is Aunty not accepted??? Us Brits use Aunty/Auntie too!


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

Because that's colloquial. "Aunty/Auntie" would be "titia".


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

I can see your point but we don't even use it colloquially here. For me anyway, it's pretty much standard!


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

yeah it's not informal, it's everyday British English - I reported it straight away. Like I've never met a Brazilian who says Mae - always Mae Mae


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

you meant "Mamãe". I think the opposite. I think it is more common to use only "mãe".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gilli314161

No it isn't it is a unual form of address. I have never used the word Aunt, and I'm very old!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ellie.Lkl

I'd report it. They accept dad, daddy and father for pai. They won't think of every variation until we tell them.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KaremRoman1

Auntie/auntie in Brazilian Portuguese is: titia.


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

It's listed in Macmillan as informal. They're not always interchangeable.


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

I thought you are supposed to eat with a utensil?


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

I agree with Beaumolo - aunty/auntie are standard, non-colloquial forms in British English and should be accepted. It's impractical for non-US users to have to think, "now, how would an American say this..."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PabloB.1

I am not an English native speaker, but I am taking a look at my Oxford Dictionary and it says aunty and auntie are informal ways of saying aunt.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hunting4Tea

If they accept "dad" as a translation for "pai", then they should accept auntie for "tia".


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

Aunty/auntie is correct in the UK

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