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"Nós precisamos de ações, não palavras."

Translation:We need actions, not words.

August 11, 2013



you can also say: We need actions, no words.

August 11, 2013


If this "no words" is an order, like "I don't want to hear any words", better translatios would be "sem palavras" or "nenhuma palavra".

"Não palavras" cannot fit that meaning. In fact, this alone has no meaning at all.

"Não" cannot modify a noun like English "no" can.

This "não palavras" in Duolingo's sentence makes sense because it contains hidden ideas: "Nós precisamos de ações, não (precisamos de) palavras."

January 25, 2014


"We need action, not words" would be more usual speech.

March 5, 2014


They accept "action" here.

April 7, 2014


"We need of actions" or is it really "we are in need of actions."

July 22, 2018
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