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Re: Definite article + posessive pronoun

From:Gustavo Eulalio <guga@...>
Date:Monday, August 26, 2002, 12:12
Em Fri, 23 Aug 2002 20:34:24 -0700, tim talpas <tim@...> escreveu:

> Not that it's entirely relevant, but in my very casual portuguese, the > definite article is pretty much only realized with the posessive > when it attaches to prepositions thus, i would say: > > meu bairro é bonito. my neighborhood is pretty. no definite art.
I say 'O meu bairro é bonito'. Ocasionally, when I write, I'll ommit the article.
> tou no meu bairro. i am in my neighborhood. def art.
Hmmm, 'tou' must be the portugal's writing. We use 'tô' in Brazil. Funny. When we want to emphazise the pronoun, we may ommit the article too. See the difference. "Esse carro é meu" -> This car is mine (not yours). "Esse carro é o meu" -> This car is mine (yours is that other). -- Gustavo Eulalio <guga@...> Mestrado em Informática Universidade Federal de Campina Grande - UFCG Paraíba - Brasil "Jamais diga uma mentira que não possa provar", Millôr Fernandes