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"Nós precisamos acabar com esta exploração."

Translation:We have to end this exploitation.

October 15, 2013



How can you tell if it should be "exploration" or "exploitation"?


both are exploração. you get it through the context.


What if it was an exploration of an exploitation....?


Then you would use "investigação" rather than "exploração" to translate "exploration", I think xD


Can exploration ever be translated as exploração?


I thought this was idiomatic and was translated as "put an end to this exploitation", but Duo marked this wrong, in spite of it being in the hover-over hints. I am reporting this.


We need to end this exploration. - "Nós precisamos acabar com esta exploração."

If I was going from English to Portuguese, I probably wouldn't have known to put the "com" after acabar. Can we use terminar instead of acabar here? If so, do we still need to use "com" after that?


Both verbs use "com" as an optional preposition.

When you use "com", you mean "to put an end to". It's like getting rid of something.


Fyi-"We need to put an end to this exploration" was marked incorrect (reported).


Obrigado. This is tricky. Can I say "Eu terminei meu dever de casa"? Is it correct to use "terminei com"? Is there a difference between the two?


The best is "eu terminei meu dever de casa", as you proposed.

"Acabar and Terminar com" are more like putting a definitive end to some annoying thing.

So, in the case of "acabar com essa exploração", using "com" is better, as people are probably getting very upset with the exploitation and want to "put an end" to that.

In fights/competitions, "acabar com alguém" can mean "destroy/overwhelm somebody (the opponent)".

In relationships, "terminar com alguém" mean to end the relationship with somebody.

In general, literally, "acabar com algo" and "terminar com algo" can mean "to end up with something".


That is very helpful, thank you so much!


"put an end to" is not accepted. This seems a valid alternative translation, I'm reporting it.


Exploração means both exploration and exploitation. The exercise accepts both but without context how is it possible to determine which one is implied?

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