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"He has a job in the municipality."

Translation:Ele tem um emprego no município.

October 9, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kat1776

Shouldn't 'municipalidade' work equally well as 'municipio'? I believe it was also the word introduced previously as meaning 'municipality' or 'country'.


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

"Ele tem um trabalho na municipalidade" it's accepted


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/4oYBIxtO

Does it mean that job is geographically situated in the municipality, or does it mean that he is employed by the municipality?


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

I'd choose your first option =)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stkelly52

Shouldn't cidade work as well as municipio?


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

município is usually used for small towns.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Danmoller
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Município is a technical name for the divisions of a state.

They have well defined limits. Where one município ends, the other starts.

O município de Pernambuco é a capital do estado da Bahia.

São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are very big municípios/cidades. (Which are each one in a state with same name)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stkelly52

From this description here a better definition for município would be county. But of course that was not the question. The question was to translate municipality (which Websters defines as: "a city or town that has its own government to deal with local problems; also : the group of people who run such a government") into Portuguese. My contention is that municipio DOES NOT mean a city or town that has its own government. Don't get hung up on the fact that words are similar, that does not mean that they have the same meaning.

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