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"He doesn't suppose so."

Translation:Ele supõe que não.

October 2, 2013

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/frozen3v0lution

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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? :)


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


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

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


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

that being said, it sounds weird in english as well


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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mn3mGAVE

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


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

Is "ele não o supõe" right?


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

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


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

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


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

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

Thanks. That's going to be very helpful!


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

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