"Estas cidades são boas para quem gosta de esportes."

Translation:These cities are good for those who enjoy sports.

July 7, 2013

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what's wrong with saying "for those that like sports"? I know "quem" means "who" but in English we ofter flip "who" and "that"


Hey gpriddy! I always thought "who" was the correct way of saying it... but I think it could be because they are after the closest translation possible. There is a subtle difference in your suggestion (use of that vs. who) that could also be made in Portuguese, but it requires alterations:

"Estas cidades são boas para quem gosta de esportes."
-- These cities are good for those who like sports.

"Estas cidades são boas para aqueles que gostam de esportes"
-- These cities are good for those that like sports.

It's a possibility. =)


The flipping of the 'who' and 'that' is informal. Who is used when talking about people, that is used when talking about objects.


The sentence could, correctly, reflect the singular original in, "...for anyone who likes sports."


Hi lesliewilman. It could be that for the word "anyone" to be accepted, the Portuguese sentence would need to use qualquer um / qualquer pessoa?


Isn't 'whom' used here?


No, whom is an object.


"These cities are good for those who enjoy sports." --would anyone actually say that in literal conversation? Seems like a bit much. Or did DuoL include this sentence for grammatical purposes only?


Tour guides and people introducing others to a city or journalists doing a feature on a city would very likely say that as part of their professional and personal lives.

Even lay people can say it too- for example, Europe in general is much better than America for those who like football

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