"Ele fala rápido."

Translation:He talks fast.

July 27, 2013

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If "Ele fala rápido", I won't understand him at all.


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"He speaks quickly" has not been accepted. >:|


Accepted as of 13 Dec 2021


"Rapidly" and "quickly" are adverbs that modify the verb "fala", I believe they would be written as "rapidamente".


Yes, this sentence uses an adjective as an adverb, which is grammatically incorrect. But people often do this and phrases like this have become common.


And yet, the English doesn't have the same forgiveness.


Since "people often do this and phrases like this have become common", the vast majority of linguists (who are linguistic descriptivists), would say that it is therefore grammatically correct.


Then they need to get the same level English!


"He talks fast" is not proper English! Poor. :-(


But it is very literal translation of "Ele fala rápido" which is also not proper Portuguese, because it uses an adjective in the role of an adverb.


"he talks fast" is perfectly proper English. That's how English speakers speak English. It might not be "proper" academic English, but that represents only a small subset of all the different types of English there are, and just like you will look foolish if you speak non-academic English in an academic setting, you will look equally foolish and awkward if you speak "proper" academic English in a non-academic setting. In that setting, academic English is not proper at all and people will look at you weird (not weirdly, weird) if you speak like that.


oyttb, this is definitely not meant as an insult, but are you from the USA, because in European English "he talks fast" would be considered awful English, and a person saying it would be considered by most, to be very uneducated? However, I do believe that for those using American English it would be considered ok.


Ele fala rápidamente.------Is this right?


Yes, it is right.


What is wrong with, " he talks too fast"? I realize word for word it is not correct, but isnt the gist of learning a language just that......to get the gist of what is said? (I used gist too much, lol)


Or....He speaks too fast....?

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