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"Ela está dando uma festa amanhã."

Translation:She is giving a party tomorrow.

July 16, 2013



I translated this literally to "She is giving a party tomorrow," but that is kind of nonsense in English. You might say she is having a party, or throwing a party, but you would never say "giving".


Agree, "giving a party" should not even be accepted because it doesn't make sense. Similarly to how "it won't give" is not accepted for "não vai dar", it is the literal translation but the meaning of the idiom is very different.

("não vai dar" = "it won't work" or "it's not going to work" for those who haven't come across that question yet)


EDIT: "giving a party" is not the form I would use, but it is used in some regions and should be accepted as an answer. I would suggest that the default translation should be "throw" or "have" though, since "give" is less common.

Agreed, "giving a party" sounds wrong to me. I'm in my 30s and from New York. I wrote "throwing a party"and it was accepted


yes i agree. although, i put 'she is having a party tomorrow' and it was also accepted.


But remember that with "dando", she is the one who owns the party, the host.


It can still be both if the party is the host's, 'have' or 'throw'.


Throwing a party??? Just learned a new one. Thanks!


That's probably the most common idiom for this in English, or at least in American English.


But in English we still don't saying 'giving a party', we say 'having a party'. Obviously one of those sentences that doesn't translate literally.


I wouldn't agree with this - giving a party is just fine and I just did a Google search to confirm I wasn't weird in this. Of course the options mentioned here (throw or have, and indeed hold) are perfectly acceptable too.


Googling doesn't really prove anything these days - it could convince you the world is flat if that's what you wanted to be told!

"Giving" a party is wrong, in any form of English.


I have spoken English as a native for 60 years. Giving a party is perfectly normal. Googling the phrase demonstrates that many English speakers use it and also throws up various authoritative sources on the subject.


Even in slow that sounded very much like "ele" not "ela"


In English this is "She is throwing a party tomorrow"


Since the party will be tomorrow, "estará" wouldn't be more accurate?


"vai dar" is the best choice.

Future + gerund is used, but many people consider it a bad thing.


So the present infinitive could be used in a way similar to English, like when talking about some prearranged future occasion?


She's throwing a party tomorrow is very common also. Would Duo accept it? I didn't try just in case it would be rejected. This is why I'm asking. Thanks in advance.

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