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Monday at 06:30 PM
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What is your favorite Brazilian dance?

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Tuesday at 02:21 AM
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Hi Pimentinha.


You're welcome!


Please note that "chato/a" is used for people too, as in "Ai, que menino chato!" (Oh, what an annoying boy!"), but meaning "annoying".


For situations, this "chato/a" means "boring", as in "Aquela aula de história estava tão chata!" (That history class was so boring!).


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Pimentinha
Monday at 11:58 AM
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Obrigada, Cristiane! It helps to know that chato / chata is used for situations and not for people. Irritante will be easy enough to remember. I wish there were a way to add entediante to my word bank.

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Monday at 12:41 AM
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Hi Pimentinha.


Thank you for posting.


"chato" is more used as an adjective to really mean "importunate" / ""annoying" / "boring".


So we have, for example:

"Ai, que menino chato!" (Oh, what an annoying boy!")

"Aquela aula de história estava tão chata!" (That history class was so boring!)


In the sentence you wrote, "Minha professora é chata." (please note that the adjective is gender specific, so for a female teacher we use "chata") most likely the meaning would be "annoying". The "boring" meaning is usually more related to situations, like the one used as an example above (aula chata) (boring class).


Another word used for "annoying" is " irritante"; for "boring" we can also use "entediante".


We hope this helps!


In case of any questions, please feel free to contact us.


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Pimentinha
Saturday at 11:15 AM
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I struggle with the word chato because it has such different meanings that are not synonymous in English (boring, annoying). Now we add jerk to the mix! Does that indicate that chato can be used as a noun as well as an adjective?


My friends use chato a lot, but to me the meaning is really vague and can't necessarily rely on context. For instance, if someone said, "Minha professora é chato", I would not be able to tell if the teacher was not engaging or is she had irritating behaviors. Are there other commonly used Portuguese words for boring and annoying that are more specific to the characteristics associated with the English words?

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Tuesday at 01:16 AM
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Hi Niki,


Thank you for posting.


"Tu" (you) is conjugated with the second person singular conjugation. The example used "tu tens" (you have). This person pronoun is not frequently used in Brazil, except for in the country's southern states. But this person pronoun is part of the standard verb conjugation as the second person singular, that is why it was used in the conjugation chart.


"Você" (you) is widely used in Brazil and it requires the third person singular conjugation (that is, the same form of the verb as with "he" or "she"). For example: "você tem (...)" (you have...).


The same happens with "vós" (you, plural) - second person plural conjugation - vs. "vocês" (you, plural, informal) - requires the 3rd. person plural conjugation.


However, please check out our gramar bank entry. It shows all person pronoun and their corresponding positions regarding the type of conjugation they use:

https://www.portuguesepod101.com/learningcenter/reference/grammar/11?


Please let us know if you have any further questions.


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Niki
Monday at 11:07 PM
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When listing the verb conjugations, why did she use tu and vos instead of voce and voces?

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Thursday at 05:44 PM
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Hi Darren,


Thank you for your message.

Regarding the verbs "to see" and "to come" we're understanding that you'd need more details about verb conjugation, right?


As for the verb "to come" (vir), it is conjugated in the Lesson Notes pdf. Could you kindly download it?


As for the verb "to see" (ver), please find it conjugated below (present tense):

eu vejo

tu vês

ele vê

nós vemos

vós vedes

eles veem


If you have any questions, please let us know.:wink:


Cristiane

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Darren M.
Wednesday at 04:32 AM
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Very confusing. To see and to come. More advice?

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Wednesday at 09:58 AM
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Oi Caren,


Isso mesmo! That's right!

We apologize for the mistake :disappointed: but we've fixed it already.


Thanks for letting us know, and feel free to ask us any questions!

Paloma

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Caren
Sunday at 11:29 PM
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I think there's a mistake in the pdf.


Vêm means "they see" and Veem means "they come."


Isn't it the other way around?