"A garrafa é quadrada."

Translation:The bottle is square.

October 18, 2013



This is, methinks, the 20th time I've translated this sentence. What's this obsession with square bottles, Duolingo?

February 22, 2014


Isn't the bottle cubic? Cubes are 3-dimensional; squares are 2-dimensional. 3-D items aren't "square" in English. Are they square in Portuguese???

May 31, 2014


No, they are not. This is just what is common to say, just like in English it is common to call the sun a "circle" in the sky, even though it is a sphere. People are naturally in their speech, which makes words like «cubo»/«cúbico» and "spherical" sound unnatural for normal, everyday speech.

April 30, 2015


Yes, things are square in Portuguese.

June 1, 2014


First time answering, but isnt this the section for "places"? How is this related?

February 9, 2015


Maybe they don't want us to mix up adj. quardada (square) with n. praça (square).

July 22, 2015


When you go to a restaurant? Duolingo does not always keep to the topic and often brings back sentences from previous skills, although I do not ever remember encountering this one before.

April 30, 2015


Shouldn't it be "sqare shaped"?

March 25, 2014


Perhaps its personality is square

October 22, 2018


Two definitions are given for quadrada: square and square (sing fem). So could I also say quadrado (masc)? Is that a word? And does this just mean that in most cases you would use the word with an 'a' at the end?

July 28, 2015


There is the shape itself, a noun: «o quadrado» (always masculine). When describing objects, «quadrado» loses the article and must match the gender of the described object: «uma garrafa quadrada» or «um rosto quadrado».

August 11, 2015


Thanks, I see now.

August 11, 2015


De nada. :) Glad to help.

August 11, 2015


Why is "The bottle is squared" not a correct answer?

October 18, 2013


Because it would mean "a garrafa é enquadrada", when we want to say "a garrafa é quadrada".

November 4, 2013


a hip flask maybe?

May 7, 2014


Isn't praça and quarada square? How would I use each one separately & differently in a sentence?

September 24, 2016


Use «quadrado» for the shape that you draw. Use «quadrado(s)»/«quadrada(s)» as adjectives to describe things, as in this sentence. Use «praça» only for a "town square." FYI, «a quadra» means "court" as in those in which you play tennis or basketball.

September 24, 2016


The bottle is squared only translates into english in 2 ways. A person who is fabricating the bottle goes through the act of making it

February 11, 2018
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