"I am not hungry."

Translation:Estou sem fome.

October 7, 2013

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/floppyshark
  • 15
  • 10
  • 6
  • 5
  • 5
  • 5

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

October 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique
Mod
  • 25
  • 25
  • 25
  • 25
  • 24
  • 11
  • 8

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

October 7, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

August 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique
Mod
  • 25
  • 25
  • 25
  • 25
  • 24
  • 11
  • 8

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

August 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/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.

August 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique
Mod
  • 25
  • 25
  • 25
  • 25
  • 24
  • 11
  • 8

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)

August 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/machtibor

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

August 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Kunstkritik
  • 19
  • 17
  • 12
  • 12
  • 11
  • 6

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

June 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique
Mod
  • 25
  • 25
  • 25
  • 25
  • 24
  • 11
  • 8

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

June 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/CharlotteCurry

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

June 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Paulenrique
Mod
  • 25
  • 25
  • 25
  • 25
  • 24
  • 11
  • 8

"Eu não estou com fome" is also right.

June 6, 2018
Learn Portuguese in just 5 minutes a day. For free.