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"Se alguma vez você tivesse olhado o jornal, você saberia."

Translation:If you had ever looked at the newspaper, you would know.

July 31, 2013



Duolingo translates "alguma vez" as "ever" but it is literally "sometime". Is this a common meaning for "alguma vez" or is it used here because "sometime" doesn't work in this sentence (although "sometimes" kind of does) and "ever" just sounds better?


alguma vez = if you ever XXX at least once in your lifetime!! It's different from "sometimes" (= algumas vezes, às vezes), so ever works well here

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