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Intendo?

Posted: October 1st, 2010 2:04 am
by dcbbailey6506
For "I don't understand" I have heard both "Eu nao intende" and also "Eu nao intendo". Which is correct?

Posted: October 1st, 2010 12:05 pm
by bradenchase
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

Did that answer your question or just cause more? :D