"O aluno agradece a professora."

Translation:The student thanks the teacher.

October 6, 2013



By the way, "agradecer" takes preposition "a". The correct sentence is "O aluno agradece à professora".

"Agradeço a Deus" = "I thank god"

"Agradeço a todos" = I thank everybody

October 6, 2013


Hi, I really appreciate this clarification/information regarding the preposition. Well done, and many thanks!

November 28, 2013


What is the difference between 'Agradeco' and 'Obrigado/Obrigada'?

November 2, 2013


Agradecer is the verb. To thank.

"Obrigado" is what you say when you "agradece", which is "thank you" or "thanks (not the verb)".

November 30, 2013


Obrigado literally means "I am obligated to you" But we translate it as "Thank you" because that is how it is used in Portuguese.

November 3, 2015


You could also translate it as "much obliged" I suppose.

December 4, 2015


Obrigado/a is how you say 'thank you' to someone, as I understand it.

November 3, 2013


So "agradece" is to be thankful for i.e like receiveing a diploma while "obrigado" is more first person tense saying thanks in general? I'm sorry, I'm trying to figure this out myself.

September 21, 2016


It's the transitive verb "to thank". Obrigado is translated as "thank you" but literally it comes from "(I am) obligated (to you)".

As pointed out by bigglesworth elsewhere in this thread you can translate "obrigado" by "much obliged" instead to make it less confusing. In this case "thank you" would be very literally "eu agradeço a você".

June 15, 2017


I always regard "agradecer" as "to say thanks". Hence, "agradecer a alguém por algo" is "to say thanks to somebody for something".

Note, "agradecer" also has another meaning, which is "to appreciate". Here is an example, which can be found on DL: "Nós agradecemos o convite".

July 23, 2017


Dungna93 I found your post a very helpful way to remember Danmoller's tip that agradecer takes the preposition "a". If it's translated as "to say thanks" as you suggest, it makes it much easier to remember that it requires the preposition "to" = "a" in Portuguese. Eu agradeço a você por isso :-)

July 23, 2017


I tried "schoolboy" for aluno - is that way off or just not a usual way of translating?

November 28, 2015


Schoolboy and schoolgirl are old-fashioned terms in American English. They are still used, but not as common as student. More often we would just say boy or girl instead of student, because all school-age kids go to school (even homeschool kids)

December 4, 2015


what Word is left for the English "professor" when o professor means teacher ?

September 9, 2014


We still call our college professors "professores", but professors with a PhD can be called "professor doutor/professora doutora".

August 18, 2015


*American English. In British English, professor means someone holding a departmental chair.

December 4, 2015


Important note: O aluno agradece a professora = The student thanks the teacher BUT O aluno agradece À professora = The student thanks TO the teacher. À = contraction of the preposition "a" with the article "a", to avoid 2 "a"s together. Á = this just doesn't exist, so, never write it, it's a common mistake that we Brazilians make. Ex.: Eu chego às 10 horas (correct) Eu chego ás 10 horas (totally incorrect) Obs.: "ás" can be used, but has the meaning of "ace" Ex.: I don't have an ace (eu não tenho um ás) He is the basketball ace (ele é o ás do basquete)

June 2, 2019
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