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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/samosborn88

"She does not eat in the afternoon."

June 4, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/samosborn88

afternoon is not plural in english, when used in the general sense. does it always have to be plural in portuguese?


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

Thats not so common. We usually say "à tarde" or informally "de tarde"


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

Although the word afternoon is not plural the sentence means that she does not eat on any afternoon, of which there are many. I guess in Portuguese the fact there are many afternoons translates as plural. I think the same thing can be seen in translations regarding days of the week and time also.

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