"Ele come uma banana."

Translation:He eats a banana.

August 10, 2013

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Banana by far the easiest word :D


Ele come uma banana por dia = He eats a banana by day

Ele está comendo uma banana agora = He is eating a banana right now


"Ele come uma banana por dia" = He eats a banana per day / He eats a banana a day

It's a ratio.


He eats/ is eating a banana is correct because banana starts with a consonant.


He is eating a banana, should also be correct...


Gramaticaly yes, but it sounds unnatural. On brazilian portuguese we use a lot the verb tense "gerundio" to mean a continuous action, so "he is eating a banana" would be tranlated as "ele está comendo uma banana".

(Please correct me if my english is wrong, still working on it)


The Portuguese progressive is translated to the English continuous present form, but the English present continuous form would not always make sense in Portuguese progressive. English uses the continuous form more often and for many different things. The Portuguese present tense can be translated into English simple present tense or as equally into English present continuous just like from Spanish. http://spanish.about.com/od/progressive-tenses/a/present-progressive-tense.htm


you meant to say, "In" brazilian portugese....not "on".


because it is a man why is it uma when "an banana" dosent sound good why isnt it ele come um banana?


Nouns never change their gender to agree with other nouns. It's only adjectives that must agree with the nouns they are modifying. So it doesn't matter if a man is eating the banana, bananas are always feminine. Put it this way: If you're a guy and you have a daughter, is she suddenly your son just because you're a guy?


Cause banana is feminine


why when I speak with the mic it says I am wrong all the time, even my friend who is portugues speaks into the mic and it still say;s we are wrong WHY


The voice recognition software isn't very good. It works best if you're in an area without background noise and if you speak a little louder and a little slower than usual.


Thank you very much I will try that ,, Obrigado

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