"Despite the hunger, he sleeps."
Translation:Apesar da fome, ele dorme.
I just get confused when you have multiple feminine/masculine words in a sentence and then you have to decide which word goes with which and what not. English doesn't have feminine and masculine... Instead we have 8563795 other things to confuse people with and that dont make any sense.
do = de+o : I like the dog - Eu gosto do cashorro, the certain dog.
da= de+a : I remember the letter - Eu lembro da carta, the certain letter.
If you speak in general, but not about certain things you use just DE
Is there a rule that will help with remembering fome is feminine? Maybe this is incorrect, but my impression so far has been that words ending in "a" are always feminine and the others are usually masculine.
Most words that end in "a" are feminine. Words that end in "grama" and "ema" are masculine.
"should be used with "de" and a personal infinitive verb" - isn't "dormir" the infinitive form of the verb? If so, why is the verb used in the conjugated form "dorme"?
It looks like Duo misinformed you. There is no reason for a personal infinitive in this translation.
Hmmm, both BarlimanOfBree and I were quoting from Duo's 'Tips and notes'. It's a little disconcerting to find that they can be misleading.... Thank you for your help, emeyr.