"O escritório é absolutamente limpo."

Translation:The office is absolutely clean.

September 12, 2013

16 Comments
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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/strangeinterlude

Why "é" rather than "está"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZuMako8_Momo

Maybe every time you have seen it, it is spotless, so you assume that it is always that way.


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

This wouldn't be said in English as far as I know. At least not the most common way to say it. The office is totally/completely clean would be what I would expect to hear.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ShirleyMoo9

grantwhite, we might also say, the office is very clean, or in my case, I would probably say, that the office is spotless!


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

Think about a crime lab searching an office.


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

How is "completely clean" not allowed here?? There's even another sentence in this model where the English "completely clean" is translated as absolutamente limpo and Duolingo marks it right.


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

When I hover over absolutamente the hint words I get are 'absolutely' and 'not at all' can this be correct?


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

Not at all = absolutamente nao. Absolutely = absolutamente...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zach-is-hungover

Really bizarre that it would even suggest "not at all" since "absolutamente não" would just translate to "absolutely not". Really wonder who approved both a positive and negative translation to a single word.


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

I said "perfectly clean" but DL does not like that. If I were using "absolutely" I would say "absolutely spotless".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZuMako8_Momo

"spotless" = «impecável/imaculado»


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

What is wrong with using the word 'study' here instead of 'office'?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MagnusPym2

I put "extremely" clean which l think is everyday English usage and a synonym for "absolutely"; marked incorrect.


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

what is the proper word portuguese people uses to refer to the DESK then?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZuMako8_Momo

You can use «a secretária» or «a escrivaninha» for the large ones with drawers found in offices or in the front of classrooms.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CarloGamag1

Could the expression "spotless" be used in this case?

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