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"Essa dor pode ser sintoma de alguma doença?"

Translation:Can that pain be a symptom of some disease?

December 29, 2012

7 Comments


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

"Can that pain be a symptom of some illness" should also be accepted as a valid translation of the sentence shown above.


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

Yeah, for another sentence it said I was wrong when I translated "essa" as this, now it says i'm wrong when I translate it as "that". Make up your mind!


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

I realize that "could" is technically poderia, but is using it in this instance really wrong?


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

Not wrong. Could simply makes the question more tentative, less direct.


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

Why "May that pain..." is wrong?


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

It should also be accepted.


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

It's 2021, and "illness" is still not accepted as a valid answer. Ugh!

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