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Should I answer questions in Portuguese or English?

I think we should answer questions in the same language they were asked - if someone ask something in English, it's probably because they're not too comfortable in doing it in Portuguese, so answering ...
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Sobre questões superficiais

Acho esta "pergunta", escrito por J.R. no FAQ do ELL, muito bem escrito e relevante. Ele diz que em vez de perguntar simplesmente "qual é correcto?" ou "o que significa?", é melhor explica também: o ...
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Should we use English or Portuguese on tags?

You can get some ideas from the same question in spanish.stackexchange. The current situation is that almost all tags are in Spanish, but descriptions are in both languages (spanish + english). I ...
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Can I ask in Portuguese in Meta? Posso perguntar em Português no Meta?

The answer from French's meta is still completely in-line with what we expect on our Language sites, but I'd add that it also depends on what it is you're asking about. Unlike Stack Overflow in ...
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Should we use English or Portuguese on tags?

tag language on other language sites Italian.SE (English) Russian.SE Russian Chinese.SE (English) Spanish.SE Spanish French.SE French Japanese.SE (English) German.SE (English) ...
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Should we use English or Portuguese on tags?

As a learner of Portuguese, having come from an English background, I believe the tags should be synonyms. As a person who has a question about something in Portuguese, I inevitably will tag my ...
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What's the benefit for a person learning Portuguese if the majority of questions is not in English?

Full immersion language learning is a strong learning tool. That is one benefit. Counter-example to japanese SE: german SE, where many questions are in German. It might have to do with StackExchange ...
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Distinction between portuguese variants

I think we should mark questions which ask about a particular regional variant by tags. Most language sites just use the name of the country, so portugal brasil moçambique etc. I think this ...
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In which language should the questions be posted? Portuguese or English?

I think all contributions (questions, answers and comments) should be allowed in portuguese and/or english. In the case of a question or an answer, you can always edit it to add a translation. In the ...
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Quais dicionários de português (brasileiro) são confiáveis?

Eu recomendo o Houaiss. Eu tenho a edição portuguesa (2002) que é a edição brasileira de 2001 com umas adaptaçõezinhas na grafia, colocação pronominal e pouco mais. É um dicionário muito completo—3800 ...
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European Portuguese / Brazillian Portuguese

My personal opinion is that specifying which dialect is being used in the posts (not only answers, but questions too) should be encouraged. Okay, not everyone may remember to do it, but the community ...
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What's the benefit for a person learning Portuguese if the majority of questions is not in English?

A similar question has been asked during the commitment phase, here: Default Language for Questions in Portuguese Language I believe that the answer to that questions answers the majority of your ...
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Who is "Luís Vaz de Camões" in portuguese.SE?

It is a bot for auto feeds on the chat room. You can check a bit more info about the current 2 bots (one for the main site and another one for the meta site) in this link.
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Full clarity or political correctness?

Political correctness needn’t enter into it. On a language site, the use–mention distinction is an important one to make. Because our discussions center around language itself, it is perfectly fine to ...
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Write titles in two languages or not?

Having both languages in the title gets crowded. It makes it harder to quickly scan a list of question titles. Someone who is reading quickly might miss the second half of the title anyway. Therefore ...
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Is there a CM designated to be responsible for the community?

Robert Cartaino generally watches over very new sites and helps them get through the early stages, up 'till public beta. He's on vacation this week, unfortunately, but that doesn't mean you're left ...
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Edição de perguntas com frases gramaticalmente mal construídas

Given that the main goal of a question is to obtain the solution to what the question is specifically asking for, we should focus our answers on just that: keep orthographic and grammatical ...
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Are the tags "origem-histórica", "origem", and "etimologia" synonyms?

Parece-me que não exatamente a mesma coisa. "Etimologia" está mais ligado aos étimos da palavra (outras palavras ou componentes que são a base da palavra em questão), enquanto "origem histórica" pode ...
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Resources for etymological research―Recursos para investigação etimológica

Oh! what a phantabulastic idea! Pure genius! I’ll get ahead with it straight away. I’ll write the substantive answer in Portuguese only for the time being. I reckon anyone interested in this type of ...
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As perguntas estão sendo respondidas por especialistas?

Just like other sites in the network, we just can't be sure. The voting system is supposed to do this work well, if you don't know if the answer is accurate or not, don't vote, if you are sure about ...
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It is necessary to translate the terms used in the questions to English?

As you are asking about these two words (neologismo and estrangeirismo) in portuguese, it should remain untraslated. Also I think that in every sentence including a foreign word, that word should be ...
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As perguntas estão sendo respondidas por especialistas?

My answer isn't quite for the question you asked. You asked how can a reader trust the answers on this site, but I want to answer from the other direction: what we can do to improve the site in this ...
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Portuguese Language não é um site de língua portuguesa?

Podes verificar na ajuda do site que a ideia é poderes perguntar nas duas línguas, mas sugere-se que se pergunte e responda em português. No meta, tanto quanto sei deve-se escrever em inglês para ...
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Muitas perguntas, poucas respostas

Você já está preocupado? :) Os primeiro minutos do beta privado me pareceram momentos de êxtase, todo mundo querendo contribuir de alguma forma, e cada um fazendo do jeito que podia. Temos muito ...
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Should I answer questions in Portuguese or English?

I'm Spanish and I can read almost anything in Portuguese, but I can hardly ever write it without the help of a translator (google). I usually would try to ask in Portuguese, but to also add English; ...
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