Why can't that also be translated "He lifted UP the chair"?
to say he rose from the chair, would you have to say ele se levantou a cadeira or da cadeira?
Ele se levantou da cadeira
why is it bad he lifted the chair up?????
He lifted the chair up => He lifted up the chair.
How would one say, "He took the chair."?
Ele pegou a cadeira.