"Eu sou fazendeira."

Translation:I am a farmer.

July 12, 2013



Does this mean that the speaker is female, and a male farmer would be a "fazendeiro"? My dictionary only lists "fazendeiro"

July 12, 2013


You're right. A woman says "fazendeira"

July 12, 2013


Does this sentence require "uma" ?

January 6, 2014


not necessarily. the natural is omitting.

January 6, 2014


Yes, you are right, this sentence does not have the ''a'' that it means in portuguese ''um'' or ''uma'' in this case is in femenine: Eu sou uma fazendeira> I am a farmer.

October 13, 2014


Is "fazendeira" a Brazilian word? What do they say in Portugal? "Agricultor"?

October 24, 2017


From Collins:

  • Quinta (PT) = Fazenda (BR) = farm
  • Quinteiro (PT) = Fazendeiro (BR) = farmer
March 18, 2019


why is it a farmer and not the farmer when it could be either?

March 7, 2014


When you have a/an (for professions) you don't need to translate it in Portuguese. But you need to do that when you have "the".

March 7, 2014


"The farmer" refers to a specific farmer, e.g. "the farmer that…(does something), in which case, she would have said "Eu sou a fazendeira que…" She is merely telling us her occupation so it must be "a farmer."

May 27, 2014


I messed this up because I said "We are farmers" out of habit from the commercial.

May 11, 2015


I am THE or A farmer which is correct, how am I to know

August 1, 2014


When there is no article, it is "a(n)".

February 26, 2015


It's hard to understand if it's an o or a at the end!

July 20, 2015


An o would have more of a u sound because it is not accented. A would have more of an uh sound. They are similar. When in doubt, I check the written text in DL. In real life, the context makes things clearer. We would know if the farmer is a man or a woman by looking at the speaker.

September 29, 2015


and by listening to the speaker i would know (usually) if it is a man or a woman. to me it is very confusing to have a male voice saying that he is a female farmer. I am all in favour of everyone determining their gender, but i would want to get that in more advanced lessons

September 7, 2019
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