https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mightyphil2000

Nos bebemos versus bebemos

Is there a difference in meaning between:

"Nos bebemos agua" versus "Bebemos agua"

similarly, between

"eu gosto de chocolate" versus "gosto de chocolate"

Since the verb conjugates according to who is doing the action it's not necessary to add in the pronoun but many people add it in anyway, so I guess it's optional. My question is, does adding in the pronoun make any difference to the meaning, e.g. by adding in some kind of emphasis to the action.

August 15, 2013

2 Comments


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

Yes, adding the pronoun is sometimes necessary to highlight something, to contrast ideas or to avoid confusion...For instance: Gosta de café (Ele, ela, você, a gente gosta de café = He, she, you, we like coffee)

August 16, 2013

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

paulenrique is right but im sure bebemos agua is fine cause bebemos already implies its you and someone else

October 3, 2013
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