"O menino prova a comida."

June 13, 2013


ok. When do I need an article, and when do I not? o menino prove comida v. o menino prova A comida. Why do I need the article? Is there a rule about when you need to use it and not? Because I get dinged a lot here when I use it and I'm not supposed to, and when I don't use it and I'm supposed to. Thanks.

June 13, 2013
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If you're translating from English, there are very few cases when there is an article in English and not one in Portuguese, so you should probably always translate the article.

Unfortunately, there is not one singe hard-and-fast rule that will tell you when you need it and when you don't. Like children, we must figure it out by listening and becoming accustomed to the language.

June 21, 2013

This is a common question we English speakers have when learning BP on Duo. Here is a great thread regarding the discussion of articles on BP, and includes several other useful links.

July 25, 2013
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