"The pants have pockets."
Translation:As calças têm bolsos.
Pants in english can be actually singular. I translated pants to calca and got it wrong. This question should be fixed
If i used "bag" in english, it is generic or gender neutral. But if i said purse, it has multiple definitions but the most common being a female's handbag. Is bolsa specific to female handbag? For example, as a man, would i be weird if i said "onde minha bolsa?"
Ele tem: verb ter, third person,singular Eles têm: verb ter, third person, plural
So i read before that " Calcas" can also be used as "wears." In that case, is it acceptable to say, "Eu calco o calco"
As a verb, it would take on a verb form and be the word, "Calçar" which only conjugates to "Calças" when using the familiar "tu" 2nd Person form of you.
Calçar as a verb usually means to "put on" and usually refers mostly to shoes (especially for say, horses) and some sources say gloves, but not pants which would likely use, "vestir" instead to put on, and wear (which can also take "usar" especially in Brazil).
Calçar is also related to paving, as in the sidewalks (Calçada) that the Portuguese are famous for having:
So it is also somehow related to "treading" which is related to feet and shoes.
To shoe, to pave, to shim, to tread, to underlay...
Spelled as you have without the cedilla on the "c" the word would be pronounced, cal-ka(s).
Calças as a noun for pants also is only feminine, and also plural so it would be, at best, "Eu calço as calças" (at least in the other Portuguese speaking countries).
Not as sure how Brazilians wear their pant(s). :)
Nope. "As calças" in EP refers to just one pair of pants (we don't use "a calça").
Refer to this for more information:
A calça is only one pant. As calças are two or more. Remember that most plurals in portuguese are made by putting a S in the final of the word
It's the difference between 3rd person singular (he, she, it) and 3rd person plural (they).
- ele/ela tem
- eles/elas têm
Since the noun «as calças» is plural, you need to choose the corresponding plural verb conjugation «têm».