"Ele para."

December 18, 2012


Literally "He to", I understand why this translates to "He stops", but the hints for "para" do not include "stop". I don't think simply adding it is a sufficient solution, but that means this poses a complicated problem. At least I only need to get it wrong once to remember it, which tends to actually be a decent way to learn.

"Para" is a form of "parar," "to stop" just isn't in Duolingo's dictionary for some reason. You might want to use an outside dictionary to look up new words...there are a few problems like this.

"Para" also means "stops"

another missing conjugation table

If everyone here clicked on 'Report a problem' and ticked 'dictionary hints missing' then it would get fixed. They are usually pretty good about quickly fixing omissions and errors, the only reason I can think of that they've not fixed this issue is that not enough people have reported through the proper channel.

"Ele para" is a correct sentence, according to the most recent portuguese ortographic pact. The problem is: this pact is not valid yet, its starting date has been postponed a lot of times, and no one uses it. It's like a pre-release version of a software: it has a lot of bugs, and only the ones that make money for it (who sells books about ortography) uses it.

In common usage, "Ele para." is wrong, "Ele pára." is correct. "para" = pronoun, "pára" = from verb "parar".

Hints don't include the answer. Boo.

stopping was not hinted at all

Ok..Doulingo got mixed up here because PARA (TO or TOWARD) is the same word for the conjugated verb PARAR in the third person, (ELE/ ELA) PARA.

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