"A lime"

Translation:Um limão

June 13, 2013

6 Comments


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

So lime and lemon are the same word?


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

There have been a few discussions about this before, and it can get a bit complicated. If you google this

site:duolingo.com limão lime lemon

I'm sure you will find them.


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

Does Portuguese use "lima" (which is what word-reference gives as a translation?


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

European Portuguese uses "lima" for "lime" and "limão" for "lemon". Brazilian Portuguese uses "limão" for both.


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

That explain why they don't always get my caipirinha right...


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

Interesting. That makes things a tiny bit easier then!

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