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"I have never been on a boat, but I have been on an airplane."

Translation:Eu nunca estive em um barco, mas eu estive em um avião.

August 7, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luso-canadian

I'm quite sure it is acceptable to say "Nunca andei de barco..." rather than "... em um barco... the former means I have never been on one/a boat or any boat ever, whereas the latter, the acceptable answer, emphasizes 'one/a'. Anyone disagree?


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

for me both work equally, but surely "andei" is the most common way one would say that! (by the way, we hardly ever use "em um" but "num"


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

Thanks Paulenrique, exactly the clarification I was looking for. I put "num" and was surprised to find "em um" was also accepted as correct.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/niamhie3

Is barco used for both ships and boats? Are there any other words used to distinguish between them?


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

For ships we frequently use navios.


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

What about "Eu nunca era em um barco, mas eu era em um avião"?

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