I know I wrote the same thing. He wins the bottle makes MORE sense than he "gains" the bottle--what the heck is that?
There's now a pop-up saying "here, the verb 'ganhar' means 'get' or 'gain' and not 'win'" (Nov. 1st) but there is no explanation of why that's the case.
My previous sentence was "o homem ganha um cinto". The suggested translation was "the man wins a belt". How does the fact that the object is different change the meaning of the verb?
I wrote "He earns the bottle." and it was accepted. I think "wins" should be accepted too.
Guys, the same happened to me. So, instead of coming here, to solve this problem, let's all go to the left button, the one that says "report a problem". there you just have to pick "my answer should be accepted."
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Guys back at you! I cannot speak for anyone else, but when I find an answer puzzling, I post a comment here and, when I think my answer should be accepted, I click "my answer should be accepted." Instead of posting here being a bad thing (aka "instead of coming here"), I have found the community discussion helpful and encouraging.
I'm not saying that coming here to talk about the issue to check if we are right in our assumptions is wrong in any kind of way. On the contrary, i do the same and support this all the time. I'm saying that since that action was done already, now is time to rape the "my answer should be accepted" button.
anyone who's ever been to Brazil news that they don't use "ganha" for the action to get. The correct word to use would be "pega" . Ele pega a garrafa.
I found the verb "pegar" meaning "to get" more often than "ganhar" for that meaning. Actually, I haven't ever read "Ganhar" meaning "to Get" in any context. "Ganhar" seems to be used as "to win" or "to earn" something, not "to get" something.
Exactly. He gains the bottle makes no sense in English. He wins the bottle sounds correct.
Try to think of "pegar" as to catch, pick up, hold, get, etc... and "ganhar" as to win, earn, gain, get, etc...
Here are some examples using the verb "to get":
Example 1 - "pegar":
- Did you get the book? (Você pegou o livro?)
- Yes, i got it. (Sim, eu peguei.)
Example 2 - "ganhar":
- I got a prize at the party. (Eu ganhei um prêmio na festa.)
Meaning: won ~ earned ~ got ~ "conquered"