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"As coisas ficaram tão caras."

Translation:Things have become so expensive.

October 22, 2013

21 Comments


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

Why is "The things have become so expensive" counted as a wrong translation?


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

Right too.(another translation: as coisas têm ficado...)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jeroen6200090

The things became so expensive .. is wrong. Can someone explain me why?


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

Still not accepted 13/2/2016 :(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LadyMar1923

I don't know why, but I have never been able to report a problem! There's an obvious glitch. I have to trust other users to do it for me. This was another example when I would have liked to!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PabloA1

what about "the things were so expensive" ? what would it be otherwise


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

as coisas estavam tão caras.


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

Would it sound totally stupid to drop the "as" and say just "coisas ficaram...."


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

in Portuguese it would not sound a good Portuguese!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnamariaGS007

Why would "Things became very expensive" be wrong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/daniel87359

Tão = So Muita = Very or too


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

"The things have become too expensive" got rejected :/


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

It's gotten in US English but got in the UK


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

'The things stayed so expensive' makes sense too in English, is it wrong in Portuguese?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KTKee-EnglishEng

Things stayed so expensive?


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

As coisas permaneceram muito caras....


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KTKee-EnglishEng

Oh, not ficaram then..


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

Can someone explain to me how this sentence is past tense?


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

Elas ficam = present

Elas ficaram = past


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cely386728

Have got is not correct; have gotten is...or try saying it another way:

The benefits have become so expensive. Those cars have gotten to be really expensive.

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