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"Eu conheço um ótimo advogado que pode ajudar você."

Translation:I know a great lawyer that can help you.

September 4, 2013

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rmacheshire

I prefer "I know an excellent lawyer who can help you.". I don´t like "great" or "that" in this context. "that" usually refers to things and "who" to people.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/terrier4581

I agree with you about the "who" part, although there are many English speakers WHO get that wrong. The program definitely should not be marking it wrong though.

As for "ótimo," I suppose it could be translated either way (and if you hover over it above, it gives you both). But there is another word for "good" ("bom") and another word for "excellent" (excelente), so "ótimo" just falls nicely in between there. It also translates well to "great" as an exclamation upon hearing good news, as people who would say "Isso é ótimo!" would say "That's great!" in English more often than "That's excellent!" Perhaps it's overthinking it a bit, but I would just have to say that "ótimo" is the go-to word for anything better than just "bom" that doesn't need that emphatic "excelente" (after the noun).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danmoller

Ótimo!! Digo, excelente!! :p


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MohammedIh4

I selected 'help you out' for ajuda(r). Is adding 'out' with 'help' considered wrong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Paulenrique

It should be accepted also.

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