"We do not have one liter beer."

Translation:Nós não temos cerveja de um litro.

September 30, 2013

21 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/reno300

I'm also confused as to why 'nós não temos um litro de cerveja' is wrong?

October 5, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Gwylym
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I think the English sentence would be clearer if it said, "We don't have one-liter (bottles of) beer."

March 14, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexandrSh
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Obrigado, now i ve got the idea

September 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Asgador
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This sentence is supposed to refer to the size of the beer bottle rather than the amount of beer.

October 22, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/tomlemes

I'd say the English original is very misleading/weird sounding. I assumed it meant that they didn't have a litre of beer.

November 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/brom4880

If it's referring to the size of a liter bottle, then it should say "...one-liter beer." Otherwise, it should say "We do not have one liter OF beer" The current phrase is not correct in English. Also the answer given in English includes the word "de" which makes you think "of" should be in there somewhere.

February 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Scutigera

Not just a hyphen but a rearrangement of the words. "We do not have beer in one-liter[s]" but I still cannot imagine leaving out the container aspect (container, bottle, glass). "We do not have 1-liter containers of beer" or, "*We do not have 1-liter beer containers."

April 9, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/barbaratorrance

I think that fluids are always measured in volumes you cannot have a size of beer

December 20, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Asgador
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You're right. What I meant was beer bottle. I amended my comment.

March 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/marcusGarvey

I agree

May 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/lolly0
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This sentence sounds wrong. I agree with so many of you out there.

March 16, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/DonaldAlas
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For me this English sentence pushes the boundaries of grammaticality so much that I had no idea what it was supposed to mean until I saw the Portuguese translation.

December 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/jmapurunga
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one liter beer = cerveja de um litro a liter of beer = um litro de cerveja

February 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Tippnix77
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Confusing but I get the drift.

October 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Sr_Romantico
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Please correct this English sentence. We do not have one liter bottles or cans of beer which is what a native US English speaker would say

December 6, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/tobibeer
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If duo wants to teach a difference here it should make sure the other language is clear about what is being said. In this case it isn't and it's therefore much more correct to say "Nós não temos um litro de cerveja [como precisa o receite desse prato]."

Duo should not generally expect the most simple and adequate translation on the one hand and then come around with basically wrong examples for the exception or idioms on the other expecting the user to decipher some ill-worded intent.

January 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/floppyshark
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Why is 'Nós não temos um litro de cerveja' wrong? Is it just the way things are ordered in the language?

September 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique
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Um litro de cerveja = a liter of beer...

September 30, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Rita305417

What is wrong with "A gente não temos cerveja de um litro"?

February 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique
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A gente não tem cerveja de um litro.

February 2, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Rita305417

Obrigada

February 3, 2019
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