"He falls down."

Translation:Ele cai.

September 9, 2013

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/JCMcGee

How would you literally say "He falls down"?

"Ele cai ???"

September 9, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique

Yes! If one falls, surely it is down... in Portuguese you cant use two obvious words together: cair para baixo, subir para cima, desfecho final, elo de ligação, etc...

September 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/shanigruman

why not "ele cai para baixo"? To me it seems like a valid translation of "he falls down"..

March 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique

Just see my answer above ;)

March 5, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/lesliegirl

What about, "Ele se cai." ? That wasn't accepted.

June 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique

This verb is not reflexive since he does not fall on himself.

June 18, 2014
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