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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Tudo bom?

Que felicidade ter você aqui conosco!

Que língua você fala? – What language do you speak?

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Thursday at 9:02 pm
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Olá Mary,


Thank you for posting!


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Mary C. Brewer
Wednesday at 11:51 pm
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sim!

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Sunday at 6:24 pm
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Hi Miemie,


Thank you for posting!


Just a few corrections here:

"Fale mais devagar" (in case you're in Brazil, in most areas, we use "você" (you) which requires a conjugation corresponding to the 3rd. person /singular);

"Porque só sei dizer "bom dia" ou "boa tarde" (Because I can only say "good morning" or "good afternoon");

"Se você falar inglês vou ficar muito feliz/contente" (If you speak English I'll be very glad).


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Miemie
Friday at 9:27 pm
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Olá Cristiane,


Por favor fala mais devagar, porque sou uma pessoa que só conheco de dizer bom dia ou boa tarde.

Se você fala inglês vou estar muito contente.


Até logo!

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Tuesday at 7:20 pm
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Hi Ram,


You're welcome.


If you need any help, please contact us :wink:


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Ram
Tuesday at 1:56 am
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Thanks Christiane,

10/10 very good.- Muito Bom

Muito obrigada

Ram

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Sunday at 6:30 pm
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Hello Ram,


Thanks for your message,


Actually, " Can you speak English?" would be better translated as is in the lesson, that is: " Você fala inglês?". This would be the version you'd hear here in Brazil :wink:


"Do you speak English?" would also be said in Portuguese as " Você fala inglês?".


That is, the "core" of the question is to inquire if someone is able to speak a certain language and so we would use: "Você fala inglês?" (" Can you speak English?" or "Do you speak English?"); "Você fala japonês?" ("Can you speak Japanese?" or "Do you speak Japanese?"); "Você fala espanhol?" (" Can you speak Spanish?" or "Do you speak Spanish?"); and so on.


If you have any doubts, please let us know :wink:


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Ram
Sunday at 1:49 am
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Can You Speak English? - Você pode falar em Inglês? (google translation)

Do you Speak English? - Você falar em Inglês? - here, is "em" silence?

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Thursday at 9:22 am
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Oi Roberto,


Let me try to help you.


"Falar" is the verb "to speak" in the infinitive form. And "fala" is the verb "to speak" conjugated to 'you, he, she, it'.

So, if you say "Você falar português?" would be the same as saying "Do you to speak Portuguese?"

That's why you need to use the conjugated form, "fala" = "Você fala português?"


I hope it helps!

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Robert Nodge
Saturday at 8:27 am
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Oi, O meu nome e Roberto. I have a question regarding fala or falar. Does it matter if you say voce fala Portugues or voce falar portugues? I am confused about this. Or does this depend on circumstances or gender specific?


muito obrigado.


Roberto