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"Eles derrotam seus inimigos."

Translation:They defeat their enemies.

February 17, 2015

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

Could this not be "They defeat your enemies"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Farinhas94

It could, yes. It's kind of ambiguous.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mac244295

The beat their enemies is also correct in fact much more common!!....but not allowed by the system


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

Should be 'they', not 'the'. I agree that 'beat' is a more common translation in casual English. But 'beat' also has the meaning of 'bater - to hit'. 'Defeat' is better for written and formal English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mac244295

Forgive me for missing off the "y".. But I do not disagree. My point was simply that both "They beat" and "They defeat" are correct!


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

shouldn't "they defeat HIS enemies" be correct also?


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

Yes, it is also right.


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

and her enemies, I take it?! thanks for the quick reply


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

Yes, another option too =)


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

Muito obrigado!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Juliogmz1939

Why "they defeat their foes" is not correct"?


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

Qual a diferença entre estas sentenças :

They defeat their enemies. they defeat your enemies.


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

They defeat YOUR enemies = you, 2nd person, the one the speaker is talking to = voce, voces They defeat THEIR enemies = they, 3rd person, someone over there, not the speaker, and not the one the speaker is talking to = eles, elas

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