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"Eu como pão."

Translation:I eat bread.

September 21, 2013

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Seriously, you HAVE to do something to improve the audio, IT'S TERRIBLE!


when do I use como and when is come used?


(Eu) como = I eat / (ele, ela, você) come = he, she, you eat(s)


"Como" is used when you are in the first person. "Come" is follwed by words like "ela" or "ele".


You don't need to use the pronoun. The verb ending shows to each pronoun it is being referred to ;)


"preceded" not "followed".


help me bro, How to know the different of "como=eat" with "como=as/how" ?


Context. They're completely different parts of speech, so you're almost never going to be in a situation where they'd both make sense.


Well, you can ‘eat’ a fruit, but you can't ‘how’ that. Como generally comes with ‘eu’.

Eu como arroz ― I eat rice Anda como uma garota ― He walks like a girl Como eu disse ― As I've said Como um frango ― I eat a chicken/As a chicken... you'll need more context here.


Como when it is eat and when it is eats it is come


Can someone talk to me about "ã" What makes it different, sound wise, from a regular "a" and how do i know when to use it?


The tilde over a vowel ordinarily means nasalized. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_orthography#Diacritics

Portuguese vowels are also nasalized before m or n, and in certain other locations. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portuguese_orthography#Nasal_vowels_and_diphthongs


Eu - como

Tu - comes (You eat - Singular)

Ele/Ela/Você - come (He/She eats for Ele/Ela and You eat for Você)

Nós - comemos (We eat)

Vós - comeis (You eat - Plural)

Eles/Elas/Vocês - comem (They eat for Eles/Elas and You eat for Vocês)


Você = You (Singular) - Used in Brazil, not used in Portugal

Tu = You (Singular) - Not used in Brazil, used in Portugal

Vocês = You (Plural) - Used in Brazil, used in Portugal

Vós = You (Plural) - Not used in Brazil, not used in Portugal


For further information about pronouns, see my comment here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/91257


When is ele used and ela used


Ele = he (man, boy, etc..) Ela = she (woman, girl, etc...)


The audio is correct, the ÃO pronounce is that


I am Brazilian and the audio is correct, 'pão' is a nasal diphthong. pão=pɜ̃w and plural pães=pɜ̃js. I hope that I been helpful.


How do u say I, you, he/she, we, you(plural), and they eat? I'm getting confused with the conjugations?


Eu como, tu comes, ele/ela/você come, nós comemos, vós comeis, eles/elas/vocês comem


Please improve the audio I need to learn this at some point!!


The audio sounds just fine to me.

You can always check other sources if you think DL's audio is not right.
Forvo is a great place, check it out here: http://forvo.com/word/p%C3%A3o/#pt


i don't know when to use á, or ã


The bread = o pao. Eu como pao = I eat the bread. But it is wrong. :(


That's because there isn't a "the" in the sentence which would be "o" in this case. The sentence would read "Eu comer o pao" if it was "I eat the bread" :)


The playback is awful cos the EU in the sentence playback sounds completely different to when you listen to the EU on its own by just clicking on the word. Please fix this cos for people like me who are trying to learn Portuguese for the first time it makes things more difficult than they need to be


Use the 'report problem' button to send complaints to the developers. They don't in general read the forums.


so how do I pronounce pao?


Puh-o but say it in a nasally voice


I feel like "like" should have also been a correct answer.


No, because that's the conjunction "like" (to fly like a bird - voar como um pássaro), not the verb "to like", which is gostar (de).

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