"She has presented her idea."

Translation:Ela apresentou sua ideia.

July 7, 2013

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Davu

Just to rub in how confusing the "present perfect" lessons were, I made the mistake of translating this as "Ela tem apresentado sua ideia". Beware.

July 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

Ohhhh... this part lets us stressed out...

July 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ironyisoverrated

Yes I did the same thing. Very annoying.

November 21, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EsteveTheSteve

What would be the correct form of the present perfect?

February 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Davu

The literal translation of the English present perfect to Portuguese seldom works, and "Ela tem apresentado sua ideia" really means something like "She has been presenting her idea" which is a continuous version of the present perfect. Translating using the Portuguese version of the simple past usually works best (like here).

February 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nmendri

Thanks for the explanation Davu, I made a mistake here as well.

June 24, 2014
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