In English we sometimes say, if someone has been nice to us;
"Thank you for the kind words"
Is this the same thing or just another crazy duo-sentence?
We would say that in case someone said something that comforted us... like a compliment or encouragement
Can you say something like 'Obrigado pelas boas palavras'?
yes! also "...palavras boas".
Yeah that would be more natural
Strange to have a woman's voice say "obrigado".
I agree - the LADY said "Obrigada" in this sentence, and now Duolingo is telling me I'm incorrect, that it should be "obrigado"….. o_O
What do we know about her?
I don't know why DL chose a lady's voice for the robot. It causes a lot of confusion to hear 'obrigado' and 'obrigada' from the same female voice.
Why is "obrigada" not accepted for thanks?
That should be accepted! ( there is no clue to find out if it was told by a woman or a man)
Why could I not say 'those words'
pelas - por + as. 'As' means 'the'. If it were 'those words', it would have to be, 'obrigado por essas palavras'
I wrote thank you for the words and it checked it as incorrect. O.o Isn't obrigado the same to thanks/thank you.?
It now accepts "thank you for the words"
Would "Thank you for those words" be accepted
No, see IsaFaith's comment. 'Those words' = essas/aquelas palavras.
There isn't other way... por [for] + as [the] = pelas [for the]
Is "obrigado para a palavras" acceptable?
No... it will be "[I'm saying] obrigado to the words"
So when and how do you use por and para?
I learned, in 1961, that "Thank you" was gender specific. A man says "obrigado" and a woman says "obrigadA". But I guess Duolingo doesn't check any possible corrections or comments.
Can't I say as well "those words" instead of "the words"?
What's the difference between por and pra in meaning? Is pra the feminine form of por or is it a different word? If it is different does it have contracted forms?
And, would kind words be boas palavras or better to say palavras gentils or doces?
Would "Thank you for your words" be ok? With parts of the body the definite article can indicate possession.