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"The lemon is green."

Translation:O limão é verde.

June 7, 2013

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

here, there is just limão. The "standard" one, that one that people automatically understand by limão is the green one...The yellow is called limão siciliano and there are other kinds like limão-galego, limão-rosa..etc..


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luckyh13

Limão-rosa? Is that what they make pink lemonade with?


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

Strange English sentence. I understand that in Brazil they call both lemons and limes limao, but they are different words in English; lemons are yellow, limes are green.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/G.P.Niers

As a matter of fact, unripe lemons are green* so without further context it's impossible to say if this sentence is about a lemon or a lime.

* Which can be a problem because although they might look similar they taste very different.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alf-Sawman

Mostly, I've heard 'limon' for lemon in Brazil, whereas limão is lime.

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