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"The flies eat a pineapple."

Translation:As moscas comem um abacaxi.

September 22, 2013



I tried to write "ananas", as they say in Portugal and got this comment: "Pay attention to the accents. As moscas comem um abacaxi."


Whats the difference between um and uma?


Um is for masculine words and uma for feminine words. (Um casaco, um carro, um dia, uma casa, uma vida, uma família)


Um is a masculine pronoun, uma is femenine


Tem alguma coisa errada nesse app, minha resposta está correta!


Dam. Portuguese is alike to Spanish. In Spanish abacaxi is a femenine noun, una piña. I do not understand why in Portuguese it is Um.


Why can't we say 'ananas'?! I know it's european portuguese, but is it not also used in Brazil?


I also want ananas XD that's also how we call it in my country!^^ (not speaking portuguese)


is there a way to tell if a word is going to.be masculin or feminine?


"Ananás" in Brazil is a type of pineaplle. That's why we use more the word "abacaxi" than "ananás". (Ananás no Brasil é um tipo de abacaxi, por isso usamos mais a palavra Abacaxi do que ananás).


Usually, words ending in «o» are masculine and words ending in «a» are feminine (except for «rádio», as it is short for «radioemissora», which no one says). Words ending in «e» are mostly masculine (there may be some feminine ones, but I cannot think of any examples right now). Words ending in «ção» are mostly feminine (except for «coração»), and words ending in just «ão» are masculine.

If you have any doubt, go to priberam.pt, and type in the word in the search bar a little bit downwards on the right. It will say «s.» (for noun or substantive, «substantivo») and then either «m.» for «masculino» or «f.» for «feminino».


ananás or abacaxi?


According to this article, os dois frutos são a mesma coisa: http://www.tupodes.pt/blog/saber/diferenca-ananas-abacaxi/! :DD


No Brasil, o mais comum é abacaxi

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