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"Ela vende um chapéu antigo."

Translation:She sells an old hat.

October 13, 2013



I wonder why "She sells an antique hat" is wrong. If she runs an antique shop, that'd be an acceptable thing to sell.


As I say in my previous comment, "antique" is what I thought they had in mind. Anyway, I forced a refresh of "antigo" and asked for "She sells an antque hat" to be accepted. Interestingly, my vocab list includes "antigos" translated as "antique" but that word doesn't appear to have any associated questions.


Thanks. Sadly that was the only question I missed in the lesson.


For clothing, the conventional term is "vintage." What she sells in the sentence is, therefore, a vintage hat. This wasn't accepted as of 9/2015; reported.


Not if she is working at a second hand store, then it could just be an old had.


I got told antique was right when it rejected my use of ancient.


In English, articles of clothing aren't called "antique." They are "old" or "vintage." Likewise, while ancient clothing exists (archaeologists might find it on digs and put it in museums, or religious people visit it in reliquaries), "ancient" is, 99% of the time, a highly unusual adjective for "clothing," especially any clothing apt to be bought or sold. Hence "old" and "vintage" as the best translations here.


Why ancient is not correct? Isn't old=velho and antigo=ancient?


I'm sure there is some overlap in meaning and "antigo" can mean "old" too. You can always ask for your sentence to be accepted, although maybe "antique" (or "vintage") is what they had in mind: http://stuccu.co.uk/s/Antique%20Hats


Antique isn't the same as old, antiques are old but it doesn't mean old so this isn't a great translation.


Could "antigo" be used about old people? Or would that be unpolite?


Antigo is not commonly used with people...


Would "velho chapeʼu" and "chapeʼu antigo" mean the same?


Yes, it may have the same meaning, but "antigo" is related to age, something vintage. "Velho" can also mean "worn out".

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