"Thanks for the good advice!"

Translation:Obrigado pelo bom conselho!

June 20, 2013



One day I asked in a discussion how is it about these ,,bom conselho" and ,,conselho bom", someone answered me in case of ,,velho amigo" / ,,amigo velho". The first meaning is ,,an old friend, someone who we know very long time" and the second ,,and old friend, meaning the age of the friend, not the time spent in friendship with him". However in the lessons I see that these too possibilities are.. quite interchangeable. At least in some cases.

June 20, 2013

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You're right. Adjective placement can be a bit confusing, even for native speakers (confusing to explain at least, they already have an intuitive understanding of how to use them). Here's how it works:

  • After the noun: adjectives that categorize or technically classify a noun. E.g. "camisa verde" (green shirt), "partido comunista" (communist party), "professor universitário" (college teacher), "animal extinto" (extinct animal), etc.
  • Before the noun: adjectives that form fixed expressions or comparatives. E.g. "boa noite" (good evening/night), "má fé" (bad faith), "melhor amigo" (best friend), "pior casa" (worst house), etc.
  • Before or after the noun: in this case, the adjective (when it's possible to make the distinction) assumes either a subjective or objective quality, respectively. E.g. "pobre homem" vs "homem pobre" ("poor/sad man" vs "a man that is poor"), "grande mulher" vs "mulher grande" ("great woman" vs "big/tall woman"), "bom conselho" vs "conselho bom" (both mean good advice), etc.
June 20, 2013


So 'conselho bom' is also grammatically correct? It was marked incorrect for me, not sure whether or not to report that though.

December 5, 2014


It's right, but we don't use it so much

April 11, 2016


It helped clear up the confusion (... av bit) Christmas lingot for you as well!

December 26, 2013


Yeah. I call that a hard predicament that even linguistics cant get across very well :S although some adjectives may have their meaning changed by the order they appear, others may continue the same. Sometimes just a question of position ?? I dont know.... as we say "bom conselho" over "conselho bom", we are more likely to hear "sonho bom" instead of "bom sonho", but "bons sonhos" instead of "sonhos bons"... go figure....

June 20, 2013


anyone have a good resource on understanding when to use: por, para, pelo etc?

September 2, 2013


is 'aviso' wrong? it was counted wrong...

April 19, 2016


Aviso = warning.

July 22, 2016


Question: is "conselho" a countable thing in portuguese as it is in French? Could this be translated as "Obrigado pelos bons conselhos"?

October 31, 2014


Yes. That's right, but "Obrigado pelo bom conselho." and the plural version are not phrases I would say. I would simply say "Obrigado pelo conselho."

October 24, 2015


When should I use "bom" and when "bem"?

July 1, 2017


Bom = good (adjective)

Bem = well (adverb)

July 1, 2017


Obrigado pelo o bom conselho was not accepted

October 11, 2017


"Obrigado pelo o bom conselho" is not right because the word "pelo" is the combination of the preposition "por" + the article "o". So the second "o" is an unnecessary article, as it is not possible to put an article after another article, the sentence is wrong.

October 12, 2017
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