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Negação 2

65 [sixty-five]

Negation 2

Negation 2

65 [sessenta e cinco]


Negação 2

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Is the ring expensive? O a--- é c---? O anel é caro? 0 +
No, it costs only one hundred Euros. Nã-- e-- s- c---- c-- E----. Não, ele só custa cem Euros. 0 +
But I have only fifty. Ma- e- s- t---- c--------. Mas eu só tenho cinquenta. 0 +
Are you finished? Vo-- j- a-----? Você já acabou? 0 +
No, not yet. Nã-- a---- n--. Não, ainda não. 0 +
But I’ll be finished soon. Ma- l--- t---- a------. Mas logo terei acabado. 0 +
Do you want some more soup? Vo-- q--- m--- s---? Você quer mais sopa? 0 +
No, I don’t want anymore. Nã-- e- n-- q---- m---. Não, eu não quero mais. 0 +
But another ice cream. Ma- m--- u- s------. Mas mais um sorvete. 0 +
Have you lived here long? Vo-- j- m--- a--- h- m---- t----? Você já mora aqui há muito tempo? 0 +
No, only for a month. Nã-- s- h- u- m--. Não, só há um mês. 0 +
But I already know a lot of people. Ma- j- c------ m----- p------. Mas já conheço muitas pessoas. 0 +
Are you driving home tomorrow? Vo-- v-- p--- c--- a-----? Você vai para casa amanhã? 0 +
No, only on the weekend. Nã-- s- n- f------------. Não, só no fim-de-semana. 0 +
But I will be back on Sunday. Ma- j- v---- n- d------. Mas já volto no domingo. 0 +
Is your daughter an adult? A s-- f---- j- é a-----? A sua filha já é adulta? 0 +
No, she is only seventeen. Nã-- e-- s- t-- d-------- a---. Não, ela só tem dezessete anos. 0 +
But she already has a boyfriend. Ma- j- t-- u- n-------. Mas já tem um namorado. 0 +

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