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"I am not hungry."

Translation:Estou sem fome.

October 7, 2013

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

"Eu não tenho fome," works too, right? Is one more common than the other?


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

Duo's sentence is (by far) the most used


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

Will people think I am weird if I say "Eu não tenho fome"? That is how I would say it in Czech and German, so it is easier for me to remember.


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

It doesn't sound natural, but they will understand you! The important is not being hungry!! =)


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

Thanks! I guess I will learn it the proper way then. I'd be ok with using a relatively uncommon phrasing but not one which is outright unnatural.


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

Actually, you use "estar com" with many other feelings.

  • Estou com fome (I am hungry)

  • Estou com dor de cabeça (I have a headache)

  • Estou com medo (I am afraid)


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

@Paulenrique: Thanks. I will remember it like that.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Normandy169989

Can I say "Eu nao tem fome"?


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

It should be "Eu não tenho fome". It's not wrong, but it wll probably not be used by a native speaker.


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

why not fome alone? Or other way around: why do we need the com here?


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

Buecause we literally say "I am with hunger". The literal translation from English is "eu estou faminto", but it is less common for us.


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

In the multiple choice format I was offered, "sem" was not an option.


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

"Eu não estou com fome" is also right.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ian631203

Is there a difference between "eu estou sem fome" and "eu nao estou com fome?"


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

They are the same thing, but the second suggestion is more common.

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