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Intendo?

dcbbailey6506
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Intendo?

Postby dcbbailey6506 » October 1st, 2010 2:04 am

For "I don't understand" I have heard both "Eu nao intende" and also "Eu nao intendo". Which is correct?

bradenchase
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Postby bradenchase » October 1st, 2010 12:05 pm

If I understood correctly, they are both correct but they do have different meanings as well as being spelled differently. The infinitive verb form is entender.

Eu não entendo means "I don't understand." This is in the present tense with the tonic syllable (very important & underlined) on the second to last syllable. entendo

Eu não entendi means "I didn't understand." This is in the past tense with the tonic syllable (still important) on the last syllable. entendi

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