"Because I am a bad man."
Translation:Porque sou um homem mau.
In Portuguese, "Mal" is ever used as antonym of "Bem" and "mau" is used as antonym of "bom.".
"Mau" and "Bom" always will be adjective, whereas "Mal" and "Bem", they can have 3 functions in a phrase, they can appear as advérbs, conjunction or substantive.
Simply remember that:
mal x bem
mau x bom
I hope I have transmited the idea...
I have to admit I'm struggling with the noun/adjective order; Duo makes me fail a lot - in this case it has to be "homem mau" whereas in another case it has to be "verdadeira mãe". Are there strict rules to be learned, is Duo just inconsistent or are there individual rules to be learned for given adjectives/nouns?
Each adjective has it's own behavior, unfortunately. Normally, when they come before the noun, they are more subjective, less literal.
- Mãe verdadeira - a trustful mother or the real mother among fake ones.
- Verdadeira mãe - A true, worthy mother. And the other meaning too.
- Homem mau - Evil man, bad man
- Mau homem - He fails as a man (whatever is expected of this man)
Hi! "Ai" alone is an expression of pain, like "ouch" as milenapf mentions below. Not always, though. It's also widely used as part of an expression to give emphasis. In this case, you shouldn't learn "ai" alone, learn the expression as a whole, because "ai" can mean different things. As an example, "ai é?" means "is that so?". "ah" when used in an expression has the same function as "ai" ("ah sim?" and "ai é?" both mean "is that so?"), except "ah" is used when before a consonant and "ai" is preferred when before a vowel.
But, what PECSINOT actually meant was "corrige isso aí". Aí, with an accent on the i. "Aí" is, again, used for emphasis, it is widely used in Brazil, not so much in Portugal but it's still perfectly valid in both. "Aí" means "there", so when you use it as "você aí!" it means "you there!". Or when you say "corrige isso aí", it means "correct that thing, right there!"
In your jiu-jitsu movies, what you hear is probably the japanese "ai" which means "yes" :)