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"Ele termina seu almoço com um café."

Translation:He ends his lunch with a coffee.

August 23, 2013



Why not "o seu"? I'm still confused as to when you're supposed to use the definite article before personal possessives.

June 3, 2014


"ele termina o seu almoço..." is correct too

September 17, 2014


I am wondering if it has anything to do with what the sentence actually conveys. I would assume that if it's just one particular lunch, we would say "O seu almoço". If it's instead about any lunch, we would say "Seu almoço".

Could anyone check if this is correct, please?

June 24, 2017


What a beautifully-written sentence, I love it!

November 12, 2014


Why is "He finished his lunch with coffee" not accepted?

May 11, 2015


"Finished" is past simple, "termina" is in the present.

August 16, 2015


Why not your or their lunch? (In the context of him being a waiter?)

November 6, 2013


Without additional context, if seu can refer to the subject, it usually does. If you want to switch mid-sentence (e.g he finishes her lunch) you would usually clarify with something like "dela" (literally: of hers).

April 4, 2015


Why do the Incubators advertise coffee so much? I've seen it on french too I think.

August 31, 2015


When we were in Brazil, every meal ended with coffee. I wonder if that is true in other countries.

October 4, 2015


I want to ask about the difference between the usage of "o seu almoço" and "seu amoço".

I am wondering if it has anything to do with what we actually want to say. I would assume that if we refer to just one particular lunch he's having, we would say "O seu almoço". If it's instead about any lunch he's having, we would say "Seu almoço".

Is this correct?

June 24, 2017


I got " her lunch". This doesn't seem right??

August 16, 2015


It is technically correct, but from context, you would probably infer that he is ending his own lunch. Like stated above by @SariahLily, when the "seu" can refer to the subject, it usually does

June 8, 2017


But mine says the correct solution is "He finishes her lunch..." I've known of such to happen, but...

August 28, 2015


Seu means your?

March 6, 2016


Seu can mean your. But in this case, it is referring to Ele, so it means his. Seu is ambiguous, so we have to use the context to tell whether it means his, her, its, their, or your.

March 6, 2016


Seu = his, her, or your (voce) Teu = your (tu)

June 8, 2017


O seu cachorro dele ... is that a possible phrase, then?

November 5, 2018


No. You can't use "seu" and "dele" together:

  • (O) seu cachorro
  • O cachorro dele
November 6, 2018


Why not "he finishes his lunch with a coffee" when "finishes" is one of the answers?

September 25, 2019
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