"Eles dormiam muito."

Translation:They used to sleep a lot.

September 14, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/diegopmelo
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"They slept too much" is incorrect?: WHY

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Davu
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By saying "too much" it seems like you are passing judgement on their habit, but there is no sense of that in the Portuguese sentence which is simply a statement of fact.

[Edit: Several other sentences using "muito" are translated with "too" so I guess this is an effect you get by stressing "muito" in speech: "Eles dormiam muito" = "They slept a lot", but "Eles dormiam muito" = "They slept too much".]

September 14, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique
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Also, "slept" = "dormiram" /dormiam = used to sleep / would sleep (it shows a past habit)

September 14, 2013

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It would be fine if your intention was "eles dormiam demais", which would imply that it was more than acceptable.

July 11, 2018

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"They slept much" - por que esta errado?

January 10, 2015

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It shouldn't be

January 31, 2015

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The adverb "much" is not used very often in affirmative sentences except in very formal speech or in literary works.

November 2, 2018
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