"He doesn't suppose so."

Translation:Ele supõe que não.

October 2, 2013

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/frost0fractal

Why not "Ele não supõe que sim" ? Isn't supposing no the same as not supposing yes?

October 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mfischern

I think that "Ele não supõe que sim" suits better in this sentence than "Ele supõe que não" that would be "He supposes not". I agree with you, frost! And I am Brazilian! We can express such feeling this way, why not? :)

November 8, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/SamadhiGil

In a logical or literal sense, I agree with mfischern, but language doesn't always follows logic. Despite we can express in this way, this way isn't commom.

December 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique

For us that translation sounds weird. One would hardly ever express such feeling this way.

October 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/eidylon

The translation doesn't feel like it fits to me. There is a small but significant difference between "he doesn't suppose so" and "he supposes not".

November 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/mn3mGAVE

I totally agree. There is difference which the above Portuguese translation does not seem to carry with it.

May 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/lumiroga

Is "ele não o supõe" right?

December 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique

I dont think a native would express himself this way...

December 24, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/SteveSauls

Duolingo says I used the wrong word. I did NOT use the wrong word, I used the incorrect order. Also, when the sound doesn't recognize my pronunciation, there is no longer an opportunity to hear again the sound of the word I didn't get right. Please, please bring that feature back. It helps.

April 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/GrannySlasher

"Ele não supõe assim/tão" wouldn't be an acceptable alternative/s, no?

September 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique

No. These are fixed expressions:

  • I believe so = Acredito que sim
  • I think so = Acho que sim
  • I hope so = Espero que sim
  • I suppose so = Suponho que sim
September 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/GrannySlasher

Thanks. That's going to be very helpful!

September 13, 2018
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