"A superfície do lago é como que um espelho."

Translation:The surface of the lake is like a mirror.

5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Pedrorossi92

the "que" is very strange in this sentence, I'm Brazilian...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/petee0518
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Is it more poetic? For example, in English you might see "the surface is like that of a mirror" which sounds a bit uncommon and flowery, though not incorrect.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ketoacidosis
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"A superfície do lago é como que um espelho."

Why is the "que" needed here?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique
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For me, it shows intensity. Making the sentence without "que" makes it stronger, while without "que" it becomes a slight comparison.

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ketoacidosis
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So, with "que" is a stronger comparison, and without "que" is a weaker comparison?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique
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Yes !

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GrnpcFTMarkRMOwl
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Then the English translation should certainly include the "that of," which is one more stylish way to say it...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zabellz
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It's not. you can ignore it completely.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zabellz
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I'm not saying that this "que" is wrong (because I honestly don't know). But I know that it's uncommon and it sounds very weird. We can just ignore it or substitute this "que" for "se fosse":
A superfície do lago é como se fosse um espelho.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Blas_de_Lezo00
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The surface of the lake is like a looking glass

6 months ago
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