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Wednesday at 06:30 PM
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Sunday at 06:38 PM
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Hi Michael,


Regarding the entries in the [Dialogue]:

'Eu faço o almoço".

"Eu compro comida."


The first one is more specific: you're preparing a specific meal, so the article in the Portuguese sentence helps delivering that idea.

The second one, [I buy groceries.] is more general, meaning that you buy supplies/groceries in general, so the article wouldn't be necessary.


Reg. [Eu fiquei o dia todo com preguiça.]/[I spend day being lazy.], you could use "dia inteiro" instead of "dia todo".👍


The verb 'ficar" has many uses, for example: "ficar à toa" (to idle), "ficar à vontade" (to make oneself comfortable), so it's a very versatile verb.


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MICHAEL HARRESKOV
Thursday at 04:29 AM
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Confused by a few things:

1. Eu faço o almoço.mas Eu compro comida. When do I know which verbs take the article?

2. Eu fiquei o dia todo com preguiça.

Wouldn't I was lazy all day. Be correct and not spend which would be passar/ passri?

Also why not Eu fiquei com preguiça o dia inteiro?

3. Ficar as I understand stand it in this context applies to was/ estava but is used for change in feeling / emotions.