"O que eu quero é que eles conversem, eles são irmãos."

Translation:What I want is for them to talk, they are brothers.

10/2/2013, 11:22:53 AM

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/rmacheshire

Pedant alert! Should the comma in the English version not be a semi-colon. "What I want is for them to talk; they are brothers."

10/2/2013, 11:22:53 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/TerraZe
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It may be pendantic, but it's correct. The correct answer suggestion should reflect proper usage even if they don't check for punctuation in given answers. I won't submit it as a correction though unless this site gets to a point where nothing else is going on (I doubt that will happen), or we start correcting punctuation also (which seems pretty advanced to me).

11/17/2013, 2:55:29 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/johnmoema

I think that "converse" should be accepted

2/26/2014, 2:08:54 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/xacparks

Talk is better. Converse is almost never used by native speakers.

5/24/2014, 11:27:50 AM

https://www.duolingo.com/Tang1000000

Maybe, but "What I want is that they talk..." should probably be "What I want is that they talk to each other..." or "What I want is that they converse with each other..."

Native English speakers would not use "talk" alone in this context unless it was a baby that has not learned to talk yet.

10/26/2015, 6:57:07 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/kcmurphy
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Maybe it's regional, but I don't agree that "talk" can't be used alone in this context.

10/14/2016, 5:04:34 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98
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what's the point of the "for" here?

10/22/2015, 1:16:42 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/Zoltan_Nemeth

"What I want for them is to talk, they are brothers." Why is it marked wrong?

10/2/2018, 9:32:28 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/the1exile
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"O que eu quero é que eles" is quite the tongue twister :D

11/10/2018, 2:06:48 PM
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