Jantar na Nova Casa

Dinner In The New House

Maria is pregnant and just moved in to a new home. She loves cooking and decorating, so she invites her cousin Diogo over for dinner and a tour.

Comments

  • OK, many thanks. Guess it makes it clear to Diogo that he should not finish bottle before Miguel arrives!!

  • Para sí means for you
    Isto é para si means this is for you.
    So how does it change in the text to for “himself”

    • Olá! Yes, “para si” means “for you” if we’re using the formal singular you (você). The tricky bit is that this “você” pronoun functions as a third-person singular pronoun, so it overlaps with he/she/it and so does any related form. So, “para si” can also mean “for him” or “for her”, for example. This is discussed here: The Pronouns Si & Consigo 🙂

      In the context of this dialogue, the meaning is mostly clarified right at the start of the sentence, since the subject is “Ele” and it makes sense in context that it’s about himself.

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