"Fred dorme na cama."

Translation:Fred sleeps on the bed.

May 2, 2015

19 Comments


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

How bizarre! Who is Fred? I'm doing four languages on here and I have never ever seen a person referred to by name.

May 2, 2015

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

It really does depend on the courses; in Dutch you learn people's names like Willem, Roos, Saskia and Jesper in the first few lessons.

P.S.: Fred is short for "Frederico", a common Portuguese first name.

May 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/G0108

When I was doing the Irish course I think there was a Paul (not sure). In the Turkish course there is Alex, Selcen, Emel and a few others I believe.

May 2, 2015

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

Pól (Paul) in the Irish course seems to be always getting in trouble, but then becoming president. I've only noticed names in the Portuguese course in the last day or two, even though I've done this lesson before. I think they're updating things.

September 13, 2015

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

July 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/1queenray

olha o fred ai hahahahahahahhah

February 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeeRogers3

Maybe he's Pedro's cousin? Pedro was in my last side.

February 10, 2016

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

Fred is actually a Brazilian football player. =) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fred_(footballer)

May 22, 2016

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

Could it not be translated as Fred sleeps in bed, rather than Fred sleeps on the bed ?

November 13, 2015

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

Duo accepted "Fred sleeps in the bed" 21 Nov 2015.

November 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Steph927304

"Sleeps in bed" not good? :/

February 3, 2016

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

Fred sleeps in bed is as good English as Fred sleeps in the bed. The 'the' only specifies that he's not, for example, sleeping on the sofa if there were a choice of places for him to sleep.

April 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sarah217122

You don't really sleep on a bed. It would be sleeps in bed

October 31, 2016

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

You could absolutely sleep on a bed, esp. if you're napping.

October 31, 2016

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

And if it's hot!

July 3, 2019

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

So is Fred sleeping on top of the bed, or under the covers, in the bed? Or does this sentence not distinguish between the two?

April 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GabiPasqua1

Can someone explain the na thing?

April 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Steph927304

It's a contraction for "em a", which is never seen as such. Similarly, em+o=" no".

April 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KTKee-EnglishEng

I always try and work out what they are saying before looking at the text. I spent ages trying to find out what came after Freddo....

March 8, 2018
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