O Dia a Dia da Rute

Rute's Day to Day

Learn more about Rute’s life, including her job, her family, and their busy daily routine. Keep an eye out for lots of useful verbs in the infinitive.

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    • To some extent, they are synonyms. But afazeres more often refers to househould chores, while tarefas is used more broadly.

  • I agree with Howard Heller, I found this a challenge due to some words and phrases I did not know.
    Whilst I would like to find that I understand everything, I realise that new words and phrases provide further opportunities for learning.
    Thanks guys for a great website
    Laura Parsons

  • I normally read without translation. Then read with translation. Then listen with, then without. This was difícil mas I was eventually pleased the story.

  • Que idade tem os alunos de 5°ano em portugal? Não sei nada sobre o sistema de educacão em portugal. Podia ser um ideia para um novo unido.

  • Is “não conseguia dar conta“ an idiom?

    Dictionary definition of Idiom: a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words (e.g. over the moon, see the light ).

    • Yes exactly, this is an idiomatic way to say it. A more literal translation would be something like “she couldn’t give count”, which doesn’t mean much. 🙂

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