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"Are you from here?"

Translation:Você é daqui?

August 31, 2013

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if "daqui" is a contraction of "de aqui" shouldn't second it be accepted as well?


''DE AQUI'' doesn't exist. it's just to explain where is ''DAQUI'' from, so you can realise when to put it or not.


Most prepositional contractions in Romance are mandatory, not optional. This is true in Spanish, French, and Italian as well as Portuguese. So “Daqui” is not “short for” “de aqui”; the latter phrase is just where it comes from.

Maybe instead of a contraction, think of it as a portmanteau; just as we don’t talk about your “Internetwork” service coming through a “cable modulator/demodulator” in English, we don’t say “de aqui” in Portuguese.


i think the same :(


I don't understand why voces has to be plural.

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Why not de aqui você é ? It seems like it would be similar to "Where are you from?" (de onde você é?).


When the preposition is by itself, it is placed at the beginning of the question, but when it is linked to another word this rule does not apply: com quem você vai? (Who are you going with?) / você vai conosco? (Are you going with us?).


Why does "é você daqui" not apply here? It was marked as wrong :(


In Portuguese, we're not used to change the subject position in a sentence, especially in questions as we do in English, we never do this. __ are you busy?(question)
you are busy. (afirm)
você está ocupado?(question)


It is not wrong, but not used at all.


So I guess «És tu daqui?» is about as wrong as «É você daqui?». But I assume «Tu és daqui?» should be accepted?


They are not wrong, just less usual.


If they aren't wrong they ought not be marked as such


Why not "Sois daqui?"?


My understanding is that «vós» (and the corresponding verb forms) is not used in most of the Portuguese-speaking world, replaced by «vocês»- similar to the case with the Spanish equivalents «vosotros»/«ustedes». So your answer with «sois» is similar to the examples in above comments with the subject and verb reversed; it should probably be accepted as correct, but is unusual enough that it's not surprising that it was not included.


sois Is a usage from older versions of Portuguese a Native speaker may clarify better, but from literature review I see that this form is removed from modern usage. most likely you find it in older literature or law books. Similar to how in English usage of thou and thy are not used


Yes, you're right!


é vocè daqui ? is correct!!


Don't complain here; use the report-a-problem button. Also, read the other comments before making one - Paulenrique stated above that this is a technically correct answer that should be accepted. It's just not the way a real Portuguese-speaker would say it, so they didn't include it in the list of correct answers.


Você daqui? Wrong ?


Yes, you need the verb!


I put você daqui. :(


That sentence no verb. :)


Ahhh Ok so the verb "ser" (to be)


I put "fica daqui?" which was marked wrong, but I can't see why - I am learning european portuguese so perhaps there is a difference there?


A previous exercise said "Você a dequi?" Is this correct or is it "Você é daqui?"


why is estas daqui not acceptes and only és, cuase i translate that even thousg the ver ser is for more permanance the question could be if a person currently lives in the locations ( so why is Estãs in correct)


a persons origin is a pemanent status


Why not "Tu es dela aqui" ?


I answered 'É daqui?', and it marked me wrong with this comment: 'You used the ele/ela form "é" instead of the você form "és".' This is the second question where I see it going wonky when you leave out a pronoun. It's almost certainly a bug in the system, because it consistently tells me to use the 'você' form and then gives me the 'tu' form.


So don’t comment here; use the “Report a problem” function. Otherwise they won’t see the bug and fix it.

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